Install SGX (old EPID)

Ensure your hardware is Hardware Compliance.

If you're running a local machine and not a cloud-based VM -

  1. Go to your BIOS menu

  2. Enable SGX (Set to "YES", it's not enough to set it to "software controlled")

  3. Disable Secure Boot

  4. Disable Hyperthreading


Install SGX

Note: sgx_linux_x64_driver_2.11.0_2d2b795.bin is the latest driver as of August 24th, 2021. Please check under that this is still the case. If not, please send us a PR or notify us.

If you are a node runner all you must do to install SGX is to save this as a script and run it.

  1. Download the SGX install script.


Execute the script.

sudo bash sgx

Testing your SGX setup

Run secretd init-enclave

See Verify SGX for a guide how to test your setup.


To uninstall the Intel(R) SGX Driver, run:

sudo /opt/intel/sgxdriver/

The above command produces no output when it succeeds. If you want to verify that the driver has been uninstalled, you can run the following, which should print SGX Driver NOT installed:

ls /dev/isgx &>/dev/null && echo "SGX Driver installed" || echo "SGX Driver NOT installed"

To uninstall the SGX SDK, run:

sudo "$HOME"/.sgxsdk/sgxsdk/
rm -rf "$HOME/.sgxsdk"

To uninstall the rest of the dependencies, run:

sudo apt purge -y libsgx-enclave-common libsgx-enclave-common-dev libsgx-urts sgx-aesm-service libsgx-uae-service libsgx-launch libsgx-aesm-launch-plugin libsgx-ae-le


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