Benefits and Capabilities
In addition to minimizing security risks, re-encrypting the EDEK offers other capabilities and benefits.
- Re-encrypting EDEKs does not require that the user explicitly re-encrypt HDFS files.
- In cases where there are several zones using the same key, the Key Administrator has the option of selecting which zone’s EDEKs are re-encrypted first.
- The HDFS Superuser can also monitor and cancel re-encryption operations.
- Re-encryption is restarted automatically in cases where you have a NameNode failure during the re-encryption operation.