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Object Key Files In HSM Thales (nfast/kmdata/local) For TDE Implementation (Doc ID 2192250.1)

Last updated on SEPTEMBER 14, 2021

Applies to:

Oracle Database Cloud Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version and later
Oracle Database Cloud Schema Service - Version N/A and later
Gen 1 Exadata Cloud at Customer (Oracle Exadata Database Cloud Machine) - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Express Cloud Service - Version N/A and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


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The Goal of this document is to understand the following aspects of Object Key Files related to HSM while implementing TDE:

1. What are Object Key files in HSM.

2. When these Object Key Files are generated.

3. How to manage these Object Key Files. Can these files be deleted.

4. Are these files needed when restoring the database.



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