Registering Cloudera Navigator Encrypt with Key Trustee Server

Prerequisites

Functioning Navigator Key Trustee Server

After Installing Cloudera Navigator Encrypt on a host, you must register the host with Navigator Key Trustee Server. If you have not yet installed Navigator Key Trustee Server, see Installing Cloudera Navigator Key Trustee Server for instructions.

Key Trustee Server Organization

To register with Key Trustee Server, you must have an existing organization. See Managing Key Trustee Server Organizations for information on creating and viewing organizations on a Key Trustee Server.

Master Password

The Master Key is the primary Navigator Encrypt administrator access code and is configured by the Navigator Encrypt administrator during installation. The triple layer of protection from the master key prevents root users without the master key from accessing sensitive data. The Master Key can take any one of three different forms:
  • If you choose a passphrase (single), it must be between 15 and 32 characters long.
  • If you choose passphrase (dual), both must be between 15 and 32 characters long.
  • If you choose the RSA option, enter a path to the RSA key file, and if it has RSA passphrase, enter it for this private key.

Registering with Key Trustee Server

After Installing Cloudera Navigator Encrypt on a host, you must register the host with Navigator Key Trustee Server to be able to encrypt and decrypt data. The following section lists the command options for registering your Navigator Encrypt client.

Example command:
$ sudo navencrypt register --server=https://keytrustee01.example.com:11371 --passive-server=https://keytrustee02.example.com:11371 --org=your_keytrustee_org --auth=org_auth_token
Registration Options
Command Option Explanation
--clientname=my_client_name User-defined unique name for this client to be used for administration and reports. You can verify your client name in the /etc/navencrypt/keytrustee/clientname file.
--server=https://keytrustee01.example.com:11371 Target Active Key Trustee Server for key storage. Replace keytrustee01.example.com:11371 with the hostname and port of the Active Key Trustee Server. The default port is 11371.
--passive-server=https://keytrustee02.example.com:11371 Target Passive Key Trustee Server for key storage. Replace keytrustee02.example.com:11371 with the hostname and port of the Passive Key Trustee Server. The default port is 11371.
--org=your_keytrustee_org Key Trustee organization name configured by the Key Trustee Server administrator
--auth=org_auth_token Organization authorization token, a pre-shared secret by the Navigator Key Trustee Server administrator
--skip-ssl-check Skip SSL certificate verification. Use with self-signed certificates on the Navigator Key Trustee Server
--trustee Add trustees for retrieval of the master key
--votes Configure voting policy for trustees
--recoverable Master Key will be uploaded without encrypting it with your local GPG Navigator Key Trustee
--scheme "<scheme>" Key Trustee Server scheme that Navigator Encrypt uses for public key operations. Specify "http" or "https".
--port Key Trustee Server port that Navigator Encrypt uses for public key operations.

Registering with Previous Versions of Key Trustee Server

By default, new installations of Navigator Key Trustee Server 5.4.0 use a single HTTPS port for key storage and public key operations. Previous versions and upgrades use separate ports for key storage and public key operations. For backward compatibility, Navigator Encrypt 3.7.0 introduces the --scheme and --port parameters for the navencrypt register command.

For example, to register a version 3.7.0 Navigator Encrypt client with a version 3.8.0 Key Trustee Server using HTTPS over port 443 for key storage and HTTP over port 80 for public key operations, run the following command:
$ sudo navencrypt register --server=https://keytrustee.example.com:443 --org=key_trustee_org --auth=auth_token --scheme "http" --port 80

Navigator Encrypt versions lower than 3.7.0 do not support the --scheme and --port parameters. For these versions of Navigator Encrypt, you must ensure that the Key Trustee Server is configured to use port 443 (HTTPS) for key storage and port 80 (HTTP) for public key operations.

Navigator Encrypt versions lower than 3.8.0 do not support the --passive-server parameter.

Updating Key Trustee Server Ports

The navencrypt register command does not provide the ability to change the ports for existing registrations. If the Key Trustee Server ports are changed, you must update /etc/navencrypt/keytrustee/ztrustee.conf with the new port and scheme parameters (HKP_PORT and HKP_SCHEME, respectively).

For example, see the following ztrustee.conf excerpt from a registered client that has been upgraded to Navigator Encrypt 3.7.0:
{
        "LOCAL_FINGERPRINT":    "2048R/182AAA838DC300AC334258D8E7F299BFB68A6F6F",
        "REMOTES":      {
                "kts01.example.com": {
                        "REMOTE_FINGERPRINT":   "4096R/AF6400E12DC149799CA8CE6BF1604C34D830DE20",
                        "REMOTE_SERVER":        "https://kts01.example.com",
                        "DEFAULT":      true,
                        "SSL_INSECURE": false,
                        "PROTOCOL":     "json-encrypt"
                }
        }
}

In this example, the Key Trustee Server (keytrustee.example.com) is using the default configuration of port 443 (HTTPS) for key storage and port 80 (HTTP) for public key operations.

If the Key Trustee Server is then updated to use port 11371 (HTTPS) for both key storage and public key operations, you must update ztrustee.conf as follows (changes in bold):
{
        "LOCAL_FINGERPRINT":    "2048R/182AAA838DC300AC334258D8E7F299BFB68A6F6F",
        "REMOTES":      {
                "kts01.example.com": {
                        "REMOTE_FINGERPRINT":   "4096R/AF6400E12DC149799CA8CE6BF1604C34D830DE20",
                        "REMOTE_SERVER":        "https://kts01.example.com:11371",
                        "HKP_PORT":     11371,
                        "HKP_SCHEME":   "https",
                        "DEFAULT":      true,
                        "SSL_INSECURE": false,
                        "PROTOCOL":     "json-encrypt"
                }
        }
}

Updating Navigator Encrypt for High Availability Key Trustee Server

If you registered a Navigator Encrypt client with a standalone Key Trustee Server, and then configured high availability for Key Trustee Server, you can edit /etc/navencrypt/keytrustee/ztrustee.conf to enable the client to take advantage of the high availability features. The following example shows the contents of ztrustee.conf after adding the required REMOTE_SERVERS entry (changes in bold):

{
        "LOCAL_FINGERPRINT":    "2048R/182AAA838DC300AC334258D8E7F299BFB68A6F6F",
        "REMOTES":      {
                "kts01.example.com": {
                        "REMOTE_FINGERPRINT":   "4096R/AF6400E12DC149799CA8CE6BF1604C34D830DE20",
                        "REMOTE_SERVER":        "https://kts01.example.com:11371",
                        "HKP_PORT":     11371,
                        "HKP_SCHEME":   "https",
                        "DEFAULT":      true,
                        "REMOTE_SERVERS":       ["https://kts01.example.com:11371", "https://kts02.example.com:11371"],
                        "SSL_INSECURE": true,
                        "PROTOCOL":     "json-encrypt"
                }
        }
}

Configuration Files

The installer creates the /etc/navencrypt directory. All configuration settings are saved in this directory. Do not delete any file from /etc/navencrypt. These files provide the necessary information for the Navigator Encrypt application to function properly.

Change Master Key by UUID

It is possible to re-use a previously used Master Key by its UUID. For example, if you currently have a Master key with a single passphrase, you can see the corresponding Navigator Key Trustee UUID in the /etc/navencrypt/control file:
$ cat /etc/navencrypt/control
{

"app":
{


"name":
"navencrypt",


"version":
"3.5"

},

"keys":
{


"master":
{



"type":
"single-passphrase",



"uuid":
"qMAKRMdk4HVbhfzR79cp9w92YBmNHJ5nSLhfd8ZVo6L"


},


"targets":
[]

}
}
You can copy the UUID (qMAKRMdk4HVbhfzR79cp9w92YBmNHJ5nSLhfd8ZVo6L in this example) and run navencrypt key --change with option --new-master-key-uuid to change a Master Key by using its UUID only:
$ sudo navencrypt key --change --new-master-key-uuid=qMAKRMdk4HVbhfzR79cp9w92YBmNHJ5nSLhfd8ZVo6L
>> Type your OLD Master key
Type MASTER passphrase 1:
Type MASTER passphrase 2:
Verifying Master Key against Navigator Key Trustee (wait a moment)...
OK
Changing Master key (wait a moment)...
 * Setting up EXISTING MASTER key...
 * Uploading CONTROL content...
 * Re-encrypting local keys...
Master key successfully changed.