Security certifications for the Apple T2

This article contains references for key product certifications, cryptographic validations, and security guidance for the T2 hardware and its firmware.

The following documents can be useful in context with these certifications and validations:

For information on public certifications related to Apple Internet Services, see:

For information on public certifications related to Apple applications, see:

For information on public certifications related to Apple operating systems, see:

For information on public certifications related to hardware and associated firmware components, see:

Cryptographic module validations

All Apple FIPS 140-2/-3 Conformance Validation Certificates are on the CMVP web site. Apple actively engages in the validation of the CoreCrypto User and CoreCrypto Kernel modules for each major release of an operating system. Validation of conformance can only be performed against a final module release version and formally submitted upon OS public release. 

The CMVP maintains the validation status of cryptographic modules under four separate lists depending on their current status. The modules may begin in the Implementation Under Test List and then proceed to the Modules in Process List. Once validated they appear on the validated cryptographic modules list, and after five years are moved to the “historical” list.

In 2020 the CMVP adopt the international standard, ISO/IEC 19790, as the basis for FIPS 140-3.

For more information about FIPS 140-2/-3 validations, see Apple Platform Security.

  CMVP Certificate Number Module Name Module Type SL Validation Date Documents
Please check Implementation Under Test List and the Modules in Process List for modules currently being tested/validated.
T2 firmware: 16P374

(2018 OS releases)
3438 Apple CoreCrypto Kernel Module v9.0 for ARM SW 1 2019-04-23
T2 firmware: 16P374

(2018 OS releases)
3433 Apple CoreCrypto User Module v9.0 for ARM SW 1 2019-04-11
sepOS for T2 hardware: 16P374

(2018 OS releases)
3523

Apple Secure Key Store Cryptographic Module v9.0

(sepOS)

HW 2 2019-09-10
T2 firmware: 15P2064

(2017 OS releases)
3148 Apple CoreCrypto User Module v8.0 for ARM SW 1 2018-03-09

2018-05-22

2018-07-06
T2 firmware: 15P2064

(2017 OS releases)
3147 Apple CoreCrypto Kernel Module v8.0 for ARM SW 1 2018-03-09

2018-05-17

2018-07-03
sepOS for T2 hardware: 15YP2064

(2017 OS releases)
3223 Apple Secure Key Store Cryptographic Module v1.0

(sepOS)
HW 1 2019-09-10
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