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When Onboard Key Manager (OKM) Common Criteria Mode is enabled a cluster-wide passphrase is required at system startup

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Applies to

  • ONTAP 9.4 and higher
  • ONTAP Select
  • Onboard Key Manager (OKM)
  • Common Criteria (CC) mode enabled


While booting an ONTAP controller the system stops during the boot process and the following is presented at the console:

Successfully loaded SVM keys.
Enter the cluster-wide passphrase:

The system will not boot into ONTAP until the cluster-wide passphrase for the Onboard Key Manager (OKM) is entered at the prompt above and verified by re-entering:

Re-enter the cluster-wide passphrase: 
Attempting to load onboard keys.
Successfully set the onboard keys.




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