Configuring Apache HDFS Encryption
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List and Create Keys

How to list and create keys, when using the Ranger KMS.

To list existing keys:

  1. Log in to Ranger as user keyadmin, password $keyadmin.
  2. Choose the Encryption tab at the top of the Ranger Web UI screen.
  3. Select the Ranger KMS service from the drop-down list.
    The existing keys are displayed.

To create a new key:

  1. Click on "Add New Key".
  2. Add a valid key name.
  3. Select the cipher name. Ranger supports AES/CTR/NoPadding as the cipher suite.
  4. Specify the key length, 128 or 256 bits.
  5. Add other attributes as needed, and click Save.