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Trouble generating an EC Key pair using EC curve Secp256k1

Question asked by Badhri Narayanan Radhakrishnan on Mar 12, 2020
Latest reply on Mar 12, 2020 by Kan_Li

Hi guys, so I'm trying to create an EC Key pair (private + public) using the WriteECKey APDU command. Below is my command:

80 01 61 00 09 41 04 00 00 00 05 42 01 10

My object identifier is 00 00 00 05

I set the default policies.

I checked the object identifier if it already exists and it doesn't exist. But when i always run this command, i get the below response:

"69 85" - Conditions of use not satisfied.


I'm able to create an EC Key pair using a different EC Curve (example: NIST_P256) I'm able to generate it successfully. Is there a limitation in SE050 that doesn't allow to generate key pairs using Koblitz curve ?


The datasheet says the Generate Key operation is available for the mentioned curves but also says that "not all operations are applicable to all curves". Are they talking about the Applicable access rules in Default Policies ?


Currently testing out with the Dev board OM-SE050ARD which has the Koblitz curve feature.


I really need some info on this. Appreciate if someone can help me.