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Encrypts using a Tang binding server policy


clevis encrypt tang Config [-y] < PT > JWE


The clevis encrypt tang command encrypts using a Tang binding server policy. Its only argument is the JSON configuration object.

Clevis provides support for the Tang network binding server. Tang provides a stateless, lightweight alternative to escrows. Encrypting data using the Tang pin works like this:

$ clevis encrypt tang '{"url":"http://tang.srv"}' < PT > JWE
The advertisement contains the following signing keys:
Do you wish to trust these keys? [ynYN] y

To decrypt the data, just pass it to the clevis decrypt command:

$ clevis decrypt < JWE > PT

As you can see above, Tang utilizes a trust-on-first-use workflow. If you already know the thumbprint of a trusted key, you can specify it in the configuration at encryption time:

$ cfg='{"url":"http://tang.srv","thp":"_OsIk0T-E2l6qjfdDiwVmidoZjA"}'
$ clevis encrypt tang "$cfg" < PT > JWE

Obtaining the thumbprint of a trusted signing key is easy. If you have access to the Tang server, simply execute:

$ tang-show-keys <PORT>

where <PORT> is the port that the Tang server is listening on.

If tang-show-keys is not available, but you have access to the Tang server’s database directory, you can execute this instead:

$ jose jwk thp -i $DBDIR/$SIG.jwk

Tang can also perform entirely offline encryption if you pre-share the server advertisement. You can fetch the advertisement with a simple command (just be careful your network isn’t compromised!):

$ curl -f $URL/adv > adv.jws

Once you have the advertisement file, just provide it:

$ clevis encrypt tang '{"url":...,"adv":"adv.jws"}' < PT > JWE


This command uses the following configuration properties:


See Also


Referenced By

clevis(1), clevis-encrypt-sss(1), clevis-luks-bind(1), clevis-luks-list(1).