Integrating NXP EdgeLock 2GO

EdgeLock® 2GO is an add-on service from NXP® that is integrated into FoundriesFactory as an option to simplify the securing of devices during manufacturing. The service enables the automated installation and secure storage of required keys, certificates, and credentials when the end device first connects to the internet.

Key Benefits

  • enablement of manufacturing in an untrusted facility
  • reducing complexity and time required to secure devices on the manufacturing line
  • simplified management of keys and certificates for devices and fleets in the field.

EdgeLock 2GO requires that the device hardware includes an NXP SE05x hardware security element, or uses an i.MX 8ULP or 9 series SoC. We offer a free evaluation of the service on the i.MX 8M Plus EVK with a connected SE050 evaluation, or on the Arduino Portenta X8 (early Q4 2022).


Enabling Auto-connect to

Fioctl includes commands that will configure EdgeLock 2GO to give out credentials that automatically connect aktualizr-lite to the device gateway, removing the need to run lmp-device-register:

fioctl el2g config-device-gateway --pki-dir <path to your PKI root of trust>

Now EdgeLock 2GO will have an intermediate CA that can create device client certificates acceptable to the device gateway. Running fioctl el2g status will show something similar to:

# Subdomain:

# Product IDs
ID            NAME
--            ----
935389312472  SE050C2HQ1/Z01V3

# Secure Objects
    TYPE         NAME                      OBJECT ID
    ----         ----                      ---------
    CERTIFICATE  fio-device-gateway-ca     83000043
    KEYPAIR      fio-device-gateway-ca-kp  83000042

# Intermediate CAs
Name: fio-device-gateway-ca
Algorithm: NIST_P256

Optional: Enabling Devices to Connect with AWS IoT

Users interested in integrating with AWS IoT can follow these steps to enlist their devices.

Configure the integration by running:

fioctl el2g config-aws-iot

This command uses your local AWS credentials and awscli to get a Certificate Authority (CA) registration code: aws iot get-registration-code. The registration code is a randomly generated number by AWS. A new intermediate CA will be created in Edgelock 2Go and will be used to sign this code. New secure objects will then be created and assigned to your device group(s). The signed verification code and CA certificate are uploaded to AWS IoT. AWS IoT can verify the registration code was signed properly and complete the process.


If this command is run after a device has been initially provisioned, you will have to perform a manual step on the device to pick up the change:

sudo REPOID=$(cat /etc/default/lmp-el2go-auto-register) lmp-el2go-auto-register

At this point you have two options: Manual device registration or Just-In-Time-Provisioning (JITP).

Manual Registration

Manual registration is the easier path, but not as scalable. You add devices one-by-one via the AWS WebUI. Here you will need you to provide the client certificate of the device. This can be done by looking for the aws-iot-ca in the output of the device’s fioctl el2g devices show <device-id> output.


JITP automates the device registration process with AWS IoT. Setting up JITP is specific to a user’s AWS deployment, requiring an IAM policy template to define what a device may do. The Integrating with AWS IoT using Just-in-Time Provisioning blog shows one way to set this up, and includes a template that can be used here. With a policy in-hand, enable JITP using the CA created above with fioctl el2g config-aws by running something like:

aws iot update-ca-certificate --certificate-id <CERT ID FROM ABOVE> --registration-config='{"templateBody": "{\"Parameters\": {\"AWS::IoT::Certificate::Id\": {\"Type\": \"String\"}, \"AWS::IoT::Certificate::CommonName\": {\"Type\": \"String\"}, \"AWS::IoT::Certificate::SerialNumber\": {\"Type\": \"String\"}}, \"Resources\": {\"thing\": {\"Type\": \"AWS::IoT::Thing\", \"Properties\": {\"ThingName\": {\"Ref\": \"AWS::IoT::Certificate::CommonName\"}, \"AttributePayload\": {\"SerialNumber\": {\"Ref\": \"AWS::IoT::Certificate::SerialNumber\"}}}}, \"certificate\": {\"Type\": \"AWS::IoT::Certificate\", \"Properties\": {\"CertificateId\": {\"Ref\": \"AWS::IoT::Certificate::Id\"}, \"Status\": \"ACTIVE\"}}, \"policy\": {\"Type\": \"AWS::IoT::Policy\", \"Properties\": {\"PolicyName\": \"<YOUR POLICY NAME>\"}}}}", "roleArn": "<YOUR ROLE ARN>"}'

Creating an LmP Build With EdgeLock 2GO

The Factory’s LmP build must have SE05X middleware enabled in order to use EdgeLock 2GO. This is done by modifying meta-subscriber-overrides as outlined in the se05X enablement section.

The EL2GO_HOSTNAME variable must be set to your Factory’s integration subdomain. This can be retrieved by running:

host:~$ fioctl el2g status | grep domain
# Subdomain:

For example:

# conf/machine/include/

You’ll now need to enable the device auto registration recipe. First, include the package in your factory image with:

# recipes-samples/images/
CORE_IMAGE_BASE_INSTALL += " lmp-el2go-auto-register "

Next, the recipe needs access to your “repo id”. The fioctl factories command will show your value. Put that in the file:

# recipes-support/lmp-el2go-auto-register/lmp-el2go-auto-register/default.env
REPOID=<YOUR ID FROM fioctl factories>

Now create a file recipes-support/lmp-el2go-auto-register/lmp-el2go-auto-register/root.crt with the value of your factory’s root CA:

fioctl keys ca show --just-root > recipes-support/lmp-el2go-auto-register/lmp-el2go-auto-register/root.crt

Finally, override the main recipe with:

# recipes-support/lmp-el2go-auto-register/lmp-el2go-auto-register.bbappend

Once built with these configuration options a device will start the lmp-el2go-auto-register script at boot to:

  • Download configured key pairs
  • Configure/start aktualizr-lite

Enlisting devices

Devices must be added to an EdgeLock 2GO allow-list so that they will be authorized to obtain client credentials. A device with an SE05X, product ID 935389312472, can be added with:

fioctl el2g devices add 935389312472 <device id>

The status of the device will look similar to:

host:~$ fioctl el2g devices
GROUP             ID                                          LAST CONNECTION
-----             --                                          ---------------
fio-935389312472  348555492004256518532939906410866457667712


Device IDs can be found on the device by running:

ssscli se05x uid | grep "Unique ID:" | cut -d: -f2

This will produce a value like 04005001eee3ba1ee96e60047e57da0f6880. EdgeLock 2GO expects this in a hexadecimal format with an 0x like: 0x04005001eee3ba1ee96e60047e57da0f6880.

Once enlisted, a device’s lmp-el2go-auto-register service will get its new key pair(s) and start the aktualizr-lite daemon. You should now see the device is provisioned with:

host:~$ fioctl el2g devices show <device id>
Hardware Type: SE050C2HQ1/Z01V3
Hardware 12NC: 935389312472
Secure Objects:
NAME                      TYPE         STATUS
----                      ----         ------
fio-device-gateway-ca-kp  KEYPAIR      PROVISIONING_COMPLETED

If needed, you can troubleshoot this by running:

journalctl -fu lmp-el2go-auto-register

Testing AWS IoT

If your devices are configured to use AWS IoT, you can test things out with our example container that publishes an MQTT message to your instance:

device:~$ docker run --rm -it \
    --device=/dev/tee0:/dev/tee0 \

NOTE: If (JITP) is enabled, the first call will fail but AWS will register the device. Subsequent calls will succeed. The message is published to the topic se050/demo with a payload of {"time": <seconds since epoch>}.

EdgeLock 2GO Concepts

  • Device Group - EdgeLock 2GO manages devices by device groups. A device group is fixed to a specific product ID (e.g. an SE050 or SE051). The fioctl el2g commands create two device groups for a factory to make it easy to manage a homogenous security policy. One device group is for CI devices and the other is for production devices.
  • Secure Object - Secure objects are assigned to device groups to tell the EdgeLock 2GO what x509 key pairs should be assigned to devices. The most common use of a secure object combines a “Keypair” with a “Certificate”. The certificate object is linked to an X509 Certificate Authority configured in the service. It can then sign certificate signing requests for a device key pair in order to generate client certificates.
  • Subdomain - Every EdgeLock 2GO account has a “device-link” subdomain that a device’s nxp_iot_agent_demo binary connects to. This is the service where secure objects will be exchanged.

Further details

Foundries includes a set of convenience APIs for working with EdgeLock 2GO which are used by fioctl. They are documented at

You may also access the full EdgeLock 2GO API via a reverse proxy:<factory>/el2g-proxy/

The default FoundriesFactory EdgeLock 2GO implementation provides a free of charge evaluation for 30 days. Once enabled for commercial use the standard package limits usage to 50,000 devices per subscription year and 2x key pairs and 2x X.509 certificates per device - i.e. the FoundriesFactory key pair and certificate, and one additional set for authentication to a third party service such as AWS. If you require additional devices, or more key pairs per device, please contact us.