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From "John Vines (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Assigned] (ACCUMULO-2713) Instance secret written out with other configuration items to RFiles and WALogs when encryption is turned on
Date Tue, 22 Apr 2014 16:28:18 GMT

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John Vines reassigned ACCUMULO-2713:
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    Assignee: John Vines

> Instance secret written out with other configuration items to RFiles and WALogs when
encryption is turned on
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: ACCUMULO-2713
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/ACCUMULO-2713
>             Project: Accumulo
>          Issue Type: Bug
>    Affects Versions: 1.5.1
>            Reporter: Michael Allen
>            Assignee: John Vines
>            Priority: Blocker
>              Labels: WAL, encryption, rfile
>             Fix For: 1.6.0
>
>         Attachments: Dont-write-instance-secret-to-RFiles.patch
>
>
> The encryption at rest feature records configuration information in order to encrypted
RFiles and WALogs so that if the configuration changes, the files can be read back.  The code
that does this recording hovers up all the "instance.*" entries, and does not pick out the
instance.secret as a special one not to write.  Thus the instance secret goes into each file
in the clear, which is non-ideal to say the least.
> Patch forthcoming.



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