How To Set Up Server Side Encryption For Amazon S3 Managed Keys

ObjectiveFS provides client-side encryption, which encrypts the data on your server before it is sent to the object store. The data stays encrypted in transit and at rest. The client-side encryption is always enabled.

For enterprise users, ObjectiveFS also supports server-side encryption on AWS using Amazon S3-managed encryption keys (SSE-S3) and AWS KMS-managed encryption keys (SSE-KMS). This guide describes how to set up ObjectiveFS to run with Amazon S3 Managed Keys

What You Need


  1. In /etc/objectivefs.env, create a file named AWS_SERVER_SIDE_ENCRYPTION with content as AES256

    $ cat /etc/objectivefs.env/AWS_SERVER_SIDE_ENCRYPTION

  2. Create a filesystem (one-time only) and mount the filesystem with as usual.

    $ sudo mount.objectivefs create myfs
    $ sudo mount.objectivefs myfs /ofs


by ObjectiveFS staff, January 6, 2016
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