Questions on OUD Attribute Encryption.

(Doc ID 1939300.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 31, 2014

Applies to:

Oracle Unified Directory - Version 11.1.2.2.0 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Goal

Oracle Unified Directory has an option to encrypt attributes: http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E49437_01/admin.111220/e22648/encrypt_data.htm .


Documentation note:
The keys used for encryption are created, stored, and retrieved from cn=admin data. This suffix is replicated on any other server in the topology.

Therefore, any server in the topology can decrypt any encrypted attribute and send it to its LDAP clients.

Therefore, keys used for encryption or decryption algorithm are replicated throughout the entire topology because cn=admin data is replicated.

 

Based on the Oracle documentation above, here are couple of questions:

Questions:
1. Will an attribute be sent in a encrypted format in a replication session from Server A to Server B?
2. How are the encryption keys created, stored and managed?  Is the encryption configuration replicated in the topology to other servers?
3. How is the encryption configuration secured in "cn=admin data" ?


 

Solution

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