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How to recover a lost passphrase while using onboard encryption and NVE within ONTAP

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Applies to

  • ONTAP 9
  • Onboard Key Manager (OKM)
  • NetApp Volume Encryption (NVE)
  • NetApp Storage Encryption (NSE)

Description

The cluster passphrase used to configure OKM is unknown and there are encrypted volumes or disks.
  • ONTAP provides the ability to be configured for onboard key management to encrypt data at rest. 
    • The configuration is secured with a cluster-wide passphrase that is entered when the onboard key manager is configured and can be changed as needed
    • If the cluster-wide passphrase is lost, the recovery procedure involves unencrypting any volume using NVE or NAE encryption in order to reconfigure onboard key manager.

 

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