Bug 1017273 - RFE: Support storage of secrets in a secure pkcs11 file or similar
RFE: Support storage of secrets in a secure pkcs11 file or similar
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 636152
Product: Virtualization Tools
Classification: Community
Component: libvirt (Show other bugs)
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Reported: 2013-10-09 10:31 EDT by Daniel Berrange
Modified: 2016-04-10 11:01 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2016-04-10 11:01:37 EDT
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Description Daniel Berrange 2013-10-09 10:31:50 EDT
Description of problem:
Currently libvirt stores persistent secrets in unencrypted files in /etc/libvirt/secrets.  This is not a big security problem since the virtualization host fundamentally must be a trusted component. The secrets are about protecting against rogue storage admins, and/or authenticating with network storage.

It would still, however, be desirable to have the secrets stored encrypted to at least make a dedicated forensics attacker have todo some non-trivial work to recover them, even when the HD itself is not encrypted.

We could probably leverage something like pkcs11 as a secure storage mechansim to do this. There might be good enough support in gnutls APIs to do this. TBD.
Comment 1 Cole Robinson 2016-04-10 11:01:37 EDT

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 636152 ***

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