ssh fails with error: ssh_rsa_sign: RSA_sign failed: error:8007107D:PKCS#11 engine:PK11_RSA_SIGN:C_Sign failed

(Doc ID 1546869.1)

Last updated on SEPTEMBER 19, 2014

Applies to:

Solaris SPARC Operating System - Version 11 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

Ssh fails once in a while with below error:
ssh_rsa_sign: RSA_sign failed: error:8007107D:PKCS#11 engine:PK11_RSA_SIGN:C_Sign failed

For eg. ssh hostname1 date

Mon Apr  8 13:37:42 MDT 2013
Mon Apr  8 13:37:43 MDT 2013

7th time it fails with below error:
Mon Apr  8 13:37:43 MDT 2013
ssh_rsa_sign: RSA_sign failed: error:8007107D:PKCS#11 engine:PK11_RSA_SIGN:C_Sign failed

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Cause

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