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Key Management Service (KMS)

Convenient management of user keys

In addition to Identity & Access Management, the use of keys is one of the basic security mechanisms when using shared and publicly accessible resources. To access cloud resources, a user needs a corresponding key pair consisting of a private key (user-specific and managed locally by the user) and a public key, which is generally managed in the cloud.

Key Management Service in the Open Telekom Cloud

The Key Management Service (KMS) of the Open Telekom Cloud generates and stores public keys for accessing data in the Open Telekom Cloud and makes them available to the respective user. It combines the essential security requirements placed on a cloud with high usability, as users can manage their keys directly via the console.

The KMS ensures secure access to data and is integrated with other Open Telekom Cloud services. Cloud Trace monitors access to keys and thereby helps fulfill audit and compliance requirements. During implementation, the KMS also uses hardware security modules (HSM) for professional management of key security.

The KMS does not store the data encryption keys (DEK) directly; instead, users receive their DEKs via customer master keys. The hardware security modules serve to handle encryption and decryption processes, while a dedicated API is used to access the service. The Open Telekom Cloud also allows users to deploy their own keys (“bring your own key”). Another available function is “grant master key,” which allows owners of tenants to issue temporary permissions for access to encrypted data.

New Features

Coming soon

Q4/2021 - Support of fine-grained permissions and custom permission policies

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