It is a part of the process.The PvE is responsible for conducting the provisioning process on the platform against Intel’s online provisioning servers. In this process the PvE demonstrates it has a key that Intel put in a real SGX processor and in return, is provisioned with a unique platform attestation key for future remote attestations. Both sides implement the EPID scheme Join protocol; the PvE functions as a new joining member and Intel serves as the group membership Issuer issuing new group membership credentials.
Please refer this article for more information on EPID provisioning:
I am a graduate student working with research professors at a university and have two questions.
(1) Can we get a developer licence to build SGX enclaves in release mode?
(2) If we are granted a licence do we need some sort of certification from Intel every time we build a new enclave in release mode, or, will Intel grant us a mechanism to certify without interacting with Intel every time we build a new test product?
Thanks in advance,