Manage KMS using the GUI

Explore procedures for managing Key Management System (KMS) integration with the WEKA system using the GUI.

Using the GUI, you can:

Configure a KMS

Configure the KMS of either HashiCorp Vault or KMIP within the WEKA system to encrypt filesystem keys securely.

Before you begin

Ensure that the KMS is preconfigured, and both the key and a valid token are readily available.

Procedure

  1. From the menu, select Configure > Cluster Settings.

  2. From the left pane, select Security.

  3. On the Security page, select Configure KMS.

  4. On the Configure KMS dialog, select the KMS type to deploy: HashiCorp Vault or KMIP.

  5. Set the connection properties according to the selected KMS type. Select the relevant tab for details:

For the HashiCorp Vault type, set the following:

  • Address: The KMS address.

  • Key Identifier: Key name to secure the filesystem keys (encryption-as-a-service).

  • Token: The authentication API token you obtain from the vault to access the KMS.

  • : The namespace name that identifies the logical partition within the vault. It is used to organize and isolate data, policies, and configurations. Namespace names must not end with "/", avoid spaces, and refrain from using reserved names like root, sys, audit, auth, cubbyhole, and identity.

  1. Click Save.

Related topics

Obtain an API token from the vault

Obtain a certificate for a KMIP-based KMS

View the KMS configuration

Procedure

  1. From the menu, select Configure > Cluster Settings.

  2. From the left pane, select Security. The Security page displays the configured KMS.

Update the KMS configuration

Update the KMS configuration in the WEKA system when changes occur in the KMS server details or cryptographic keys, ensuring seamless integration and continued secure filesystem key encryption.

Procedure

  1. From the menu, select Configure > Cluster Settings.

  2. From the left pane, select Security.

  3. The Security page displays the configured KMS.

  4. Select Update KMS, and update its settings.

  5. Select Save.

Remove the KMS configuration

Removing a KMS configuration is possible only if no encrypted filesystems exist.

Procedure

  1. From the menu, select Configure > Cluster Settings.

  2. From the left pane, select Security.

  3. The Security page displays the configured KMS.

  4. Select Reset KMS.

  5. In the message that appears, select Yes to confirm the KMS configuration reset.

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