1. I

    ZFS What is the relavance of the "passphase" (to create/generate the "master key") for ZFS encryption when it (the "passphrase") can be changed later?

    When we encrypt the ZFS disk (whole volume), we need to enter a "passphrase". However, a "master key" is created to encrypt the data. The "passphrase" is the key to unlock the "master key". So, we can change the "passphrase" later and the "master key" remains the same but will be secured by the...
  2. markmcb

    Other Auto-decrypt geli at boot with key, or fallback to password

    I'm looking to implement a way to optionally auto-decrypt a single drive system at boot. The flow would be like this: Install FreeBSD, one disk, use GELI encryption Login, create a key: /root/quick-boot-with-no-password.key Create a reboot/shutdown script that offers two option: reboot with...
  3. ulzeraj

    Solved net/samba413 encryption, security/gnutls on Aarch64

    Hello. It seems security/gnutls from ports and pkg are not making use of the AES acceleration features from the ARMv8 Cryptographic extensions. This makes Samba server encryption incredibly slow. I've observed this on a Mac M1 FreeBSD 13-RELEASE virtual machine and also a RockPro64 running...
  4. N

    Other can't enable LTO hardware encryption

    Does anyone have tape drive hardware encryption working on freebsd? I have an HP LTO-5 tape drive. Unencrypted read/writes and toggling compression with mt works, but enabling encryption doesn't. I compiled stenc, which does have ifdef's for freebsd sg, but no matter what I try I get either an...
  5. S

    Solved Encryption + ZFS (13.0)

    Hello, I've been using Debian Linux for some time, but I wanna give FreeBSD a try because I like some facts about it. :) I do the first steps in a VM for easy rollback, but after that I'll install it on the 2nd drive on my laptop. Because its a laptop, full disc encryption is mandatory for me...
  6. H

    Solved Backup unencrypted datasets into encrypted datasets

    This is probably a trivial question, but I'm failing to figure it out myself after reading a lot of documentation. I've my laptop running an up-to-date 13.0-RELEASE, with zfs on top of geli. So, datasets are *not* encrypted, but encryption is done on the lower level. I've a single snapshot in...
  7. dave

    ZFS ZFS Version and Encryption

    I was trying to create an encrypted zfs filesystem today and I got an error, so i tried to check the version and that gives me an error as well. Am I missing something? % sudo zfs create -o compression=lz4 -o encryption=on -o mountpoint=/mnt/zusb-backup -o keyformat=raw -o...
  8. R

    ZFS Self Encrypting Drive (SED) support?

    Does FreeBSD 12.2-RELEASE support creating ZFS pools with Self Encrypting Drive (SED) hard drives? I am trying to source drives for a new NAS and am struggling to find non-SED drives. Searching the forum and googling I only found threads discussing the merits of SED, not whether it is actually...
  9. I

    How to change passphrase for encrypted ZFS disk?

    How to change passphrase for encrypted ZFS disk for FreeBSD 13? I saw this post, but "/boot/encryption.key" is not found. Do I change the passphrase by booting into the disk, or booting into the install-disk? And, if I boot into the install-disk, how do I mount the specific partition to change...
  10. Alain De Vos

    Encrypting a zfs zvol device with gbde

    Why would you encrypt a zfs zvol device with gbde ? Because you can, and it is easy. 1.You stay away from system,boot&root partitions so you don't have boot problems. 2. Most private data is relative small. And fits in one directory with subdirectories. Note : zfs allows encryption by itself but...
  11. A

    Auto-encrypting outgoing server monitoring emails

    Background: I set up a server with mail/ssmtp and sysutils/logwatch because I wanted to painlessly monitor system security. Logwatch sent me a nice email, pretty much out-of-the-box, but when I read it I realized that the information in the body is sensitive. So I asked myself: why not encrypt...
  12. N

    Solved Automount Encrypted ZFS

    Is there a reason, security or other, that rc.d/zfs script does not contain the -l and -u flags for mount and unmount respectively? Or alternatively a load-key -a before mount and unload-key -a after unmount (this is better for datasets that dont mount but have subsets that do) I double...
  13. B

    Solved System wide GELI encryption password change

    I've set up remote VPS systems with GELI disk encryption, including swap encryption, during FreeBSD 12.2 installation. I've locked down SSH quite securely too so I presume now when remoting in, security is reasonably assured. I want to address the possibility that within the VPS terminal's web...
  14. B

    PEFS Inside Jail, "Operation not Permitted"

    Made a post earlier about theoretical hidden directories attack vectors and PEFS. This is a simple question about a problem I'm having. Inside a jail. With allow.mount; and enforce_statfs="0"; in /etc/jail.conf, I am getting the error message root@jail:/home/user # ls -I test...
  15. I

    Solved What kind of encryption do you recommend?

    I am new to BSD. What I'd like to do is mirroring two SSDs and encrypting everything that is possible. I mean the entire OS and even the swap partition (I guess BSD has one too). As far as I understand as long as the motherboard does not support booting with encrypted disks I have to keep the...
  16. Petr Fischer

    Solved How to mount FreeBSD 12 GELI encrypted ZFS root manually?

    Hello! I have FreeBSD 12 installation with GELI encrypted ZFS root partition (created automatically from the installer). But now, my HW died and I need to import and mount the root filesystem as external disk. How can I mount this GELI encrypted ZFS root partition manually please? Note: In the...
  17. rigoletto@

    ETSI releases cryptographic standards for secure access control

    ETSI releases cryptographic standards for secure access control.
  18. stratacast1

    ZFS ZFS encrypt existing dataset

    The other day I got a new backup HDD so I can rotate my external disks and take them offsite in case my house blows up. I enjoy disk encryption on these sorts of drives that will be stored safely and the data is inaccessible. However, after backing up my data I realized that I didn't employ ZFS...
  19. skowroniasty

    Other full disk encryption software

    Helo, I want encrypt external USB drive, at this moment I use dm-crypt (XFS filesystem), but I cannot read this drive under freeBSD. Do you know any software, which can encrypt drive and it will work on Linux and FreeBSD? At this moment i think about TrueCrypt,but maybe you know something better.
  20. nielsk

    Encrypting home on a system already in use

    I set up my FreeBSD-desktop nearly a year ago but with unencrypted disks (please don't ask…). Now I am in the need to encrypt at least the home directory of my user. What would be the best way to do that without reinstalling my system? I have two disks in one zpool-mirror taking up the whole...