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TF-M Secure Partition Sample


A Secure Partition is an isolated module that resides in TF-M. It exposes a number of functions or “secure services” to other partitions and/or to the non-secure firmware. TF-M already contains standard partitions such as crypto, protected_storage, or firmware_update, but it’s also possible to create your own partitions.

This sample creates a dummy secure partition and secure service for TF-M and instructs the TF-M build system to build it into the secure firmware. The dummy secure service is then called in the main file (in the non-secure firmware).

This dummy partition has a single secure service, which can index one of 5 dummy secrets inside the partition, and retrieve a hash of the secret.

The partition is located in the dummy_partition directory. It contains the partition sources, build files and build configuration files. The partition is built by the TF-M build system, refer to TF-M Build System for more details.

For more information on how to add custom secure partitions refer to TF-M’s guide:

When adapting this partition for your own purposes, please change all occurrences of “dummy_partition”, “DUMMY_PARTITION”, “dp”, and “DP” to your own partition name. Also, look through both the secure and non-secure CMakeLists.txt file and make relevant changes, as well as the yaml files inside “partition”.

Building and Running

This sample can be built with or without CONFIG_TFM_IPC, since it contains code for both.

On Target

Refer to TF-M IPC for detailed instructions.


Refer to TF-M IPC for detailed instructions.

Sample Output

*** Booting Zephyr OS build zephyr-v3.0.0-3061-g9bb87f4d46e9  ***
Digest: be45cb2605bf36bebde684841a28f0fd43c69850a3dce5fedba69928ee3a8991
Digest: 1452c8f04245d355722fdbfb03c69bcfd380b7dff911a3e425013397251f6a4e
Digest: d3b4349010abb691b9584b6fd6b41ec54596ef7b98d853fb4f5bfa690f50f222
Digest: 5afbcfede855ca834ff5b4e8a44a32206a51381f3cf52f5001a3241f017ac41a
Digest: 983318380c325099da63de2e7ca57c1630693b28b4754e08817533295dbfcfbb
No valid secret for key, received expected error code