Getting started with Stratis encryption

Stratis is described on its official website as an easy to use local storage management for Linux.nbspSee this short video for a quick demonstration of the basics. The video was recorded on a Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 system. The concepts shown in the video also apply to Stratis in Fedora.

Stratis version 2.1 introduces support for encryption. Continue reading to learn how to get started with encryption in Stratis.

Encryption requires Stratis version 2.1 or greater. The examples in this post use a pre-release of Fedora 33.nbspStratis 2.1 will be available in the final release of Fedora 33.

Youll also need at least one available block device to create an encrypted pool. The examples shown below were done on a KVM virtual machine with a 5 GB virtual disk drive devvdb.

The Linux kernel keyring is used to store the encryption key. For more information on the kernel keyring refer to the keyrings manual page man keyrings.nbspnbsp.

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