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Release Date: 
Apr 09, 2020

Intel® SGX Data Center Attestation Primitives


Attestation is the process of demonstrating that a software executable has been properly instantiated on a platform. Intel® SGX attestation allows a remote party to gain confidence that the intended software is securely running within an enclave on an Intel® SGX enabled platform.


  • Added APIs to configure file directory for DCAP quoting Enclave, quote provider library and quote verification library
  • Fixed bugs.



  • Intel® Xeon® E Processor based Server
  • Intel® SGX option enabled in BIOS with the Flexible Launch Control support


Supported Linux* OS distributions:

  • Ubuntu* 16.04 LTS 64-bit Server version
  • Ubuntu* 18.04 LTS 64-bit Server version
  • Red Hat* Enterprise Linux* Server 8.0 (for x86_64)

Note: It is highly recommended to use the listed Linux* OS distributions. Other distributions have not been tested.


  • Intel® SGX DCAP 1.6 does not include the latest functional and security updates in 3rd part components (OpenSSL). The next release of the Intel® SGX SDK for Windows is targeted to be released in May 2020 and will include additional functional and sec
  • During the current release we have learned that the DKMS infrastructure uses the driver version as an arbitrary string and not as a numeric value. As a result, installing an old version on top of a new version will work, moreover, when more than one version is installed and a kernel update occurs there is no guarantee that the new version will be used in the new kernel – apparently either of the existing versions may be used To address these issues, the 1.10 driver installer will uninstall a previously installed driver if exists.

Note: The uninstall may fail if the driver is in use by an enclave or the AESM, in this case the user will be notified and will be required to manually uninstall the driver.