Registration troubleshooting

After Initializing the enclave like so:

SCRT_ENCLAVE_DIR=/usr/lib secretd init-enclave

(or SCRT_ENCLAVE_DIR=/usr/lib secretd init-enclave | grep -Po 'isvEnclaveQuoteStatus":".+?"')

An outtput like this should be generated:


(or isvEnclaveQuoteStatus":"SW_HARDENING_NEEDED")

Where the important fields are isvEnclaveQuoteStatus and advisoryIDs. This is are fields that mark the trust level of our platform. The acceptable values for the isvEnclaveQuoteStatus field are:

  • OK


With the following value accepted for testnet only:


For the status CONFIGURATION_AND_SW_HARDENING_NEEDED we perform a deeper inspection of the exact vulnerabilities that remain. The acceptable values for mainnet are:

  • "INTEL-SA-00334"

  • "INTEL-SA-00219"

Consult with the Intel API for more on these values.

If you do not see such an output, look for a file called attestation_cert.der which should have been created in your $HOME directory. You can then use the command secretd parse <path/to/attestation_cert.der> to check the result a successful result should be a 64 byte hex string (e.g. 0x9efe0dc689447514d6514c05d1161cea15c461c62e6d72a2efabcc6b85ed953b.

What to do if this didn't work?

  1. Running secretd init-enclave should have created a file called attestation_cert.der. This file contains the attestation report from above.

  2. Contact us on the proper channels on

  3. The details we will need to investigate will include:

    • Hardware specs

    • SGX PSW/driver versions

    • BIOS versions

    • The file attestation_cert.der


Output is:

secretd init-enclave
2020-07-12 13:21:31,864 ERROR [go_cosmwasm] Error :(
ERROR: failed to initialize enclave: Error calling the VM: SGX_ERROR_ENCLAVE_FILE_ACCESS

Make sure you have the environment variable SCRT_ENCLAVE_DIR=/usr/lib set before you run secretd.

Output is:

secretd init-enclave
ERROR  [wasmi_runtime_enclave::crypto::key_manager] Error sealing registration key
ERROR  [wasmi_runtime_enclave::registration::offchain] Failed to create registration key
2020-07-12 13:37:26,690 ERROR [go_cosmwasm] Error :(
ERROR: failed to initialize enclave: Error calling the VM: SGX_ERROR_UNEXPECTED

Make sure the directory ~/.sgx_secrets/ is created. If that still doesn't work, try to create /root/.sgx_secrets

Output is:

secretd init-enclave
ERROR  [wasmi_runtime_enclave::registration::attestation] Error in create_attestation_report: SGX_ERROR_SERVICE_UNAVAILABLE
ERROR  [wasmi_runtime_enclave::registration::offchain] Error in create_attestation_certificate: SGX_ERROR_SERVICE_UNAVAILABLE
ERROR: failed to create attestation report: Error calling the VM: SGX_ERROR_SERVICE_UNAVAILABLE

Make sure the aesmd-service is running systemctl status aesmd.service

Output is:

secretd init-enclave
Creating new enclave registration key
2021-07-27 02:37:24,017 INFO  [cosmwasm_sgx_vm::seed] Initializing enclave..
2021-07-27 02:37:25,962 INFO  [cosmwasm_sgx_vm::seed] Initialized enclave successfully!
ERROR  [wasmi_runtime_enclave::registration::cert] Platform is updated but requires further BIOS configuration
ERROR  [wasmi_runtime_enclave::registration::cert] The following vulnerabilities must be mitigated: ["INTEL-SA-00161", "You must disable hyperthreading in the BIOS", "INTEL-SA-00289", "You must disable overclocking/undervolting in the BIOS"]
Platform status is SW_HARDENING_AND_CONFIGURATION_NEEDED. This means is updated but requires further BIOS configuration

Please disable hyperthreading and overclocking/undervolting (Turboboost) in your BIOS.

I'm seeing CONFIGURATION_AND_SW_HARDENING_NEEDED in the isvEnclaveQuoteStatus field, but with more advisories than what is allowed

This could mean a number of different things related to the configuration of the machine. Most common are:

  • ["INTEL-SA-00161", "INTEL-SA-00233"] - Hyper-threading must be disabled in the BIOS

  • ["INTEL-SA-00289"] - Overclocking/undervolting must be disabled by the BIOS (sometimes known as Turboboost)

  • ["INTEL-SA-00219"] - Integrated graphics should be disabled in the BIOS - we recommend performing this step if you can, though it isn't required

If you are still having trouble getting rid of INTEL-SA-00219 and INTEL-SA-00289, here are some possible settings to look for outside of the CPU settings:

  • Primary Display = 'PCI Express'

  • IGPU Multi-Monitor = Disabled

  • Onboard VGA = Disabled


Most likely you tried reinstalling the driver and rerunning the enclave - restarting should solve the problem

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