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From "Charles Lamb (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (HDFS-6134) Transparent data at rest encryption
Date Thu, 14 Aug 2014 21:50:27 GMT

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Charles Lamb commented on HDFS-6134:
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{quote}
Charles Lamb, we are saying the same thing. For any file creation in one needs to get EZKey
from the directory marked as encryption zone. However to read an encrypted file FileEncryptionInfo
has all the required information. All of this of course assumes that user has credentials
to access KMS.
{quote}

Thanks for clarifying. Yes, we are in agreement. Sorry to belabor - just trying to be precise
and make sure we are all on the same page.


> Transparent data at rest encryption
> -----------------------------------
>
>                 Key: HDFS-6134
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HDFS-6134
>             Project: Hadoop HDFS
>          Issue Type: New Feature
>          Components: security
>    Affects Versions: 3.0.0, 2.3.0
>            Reporter: Alejandro Abdelnur
>            Assignee: Charles Lamb
>         Attachments: HDFS-6134.001.patch, HDFS-6134.002.patch, HDFS-6134_test_plan.pdf,
HDFSDataatRestEncryption.pdf, HDFSDataatRestEncryptionProposal_obsolete.pdf, HDFSEncryptionConceptualDesignProposal-2014-06-20.pdf
>
>
> Because of privacy and security regulations, for many industries, sensitive data at rest
must be in encrypted form. For example: the health­care industry (HIPAA regulations), the
card payment industry (PCI DSS regulations) or the US government (FISMA regulations).
> This JIRA aims to provide a mechanism to encrypt HDFS data at rest that can be used transparently
by any application accessing HDFS via Hadoop Filesystem Java API, Hadoop libhdfs C library,
or WebHDFS REST API.
> The resulting implementation should be able to be used in compliance with different regulation
requirements.



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