19-23 May 2014
Europe/Paris timezone

Managing secrets

20 May 2014, 12:10
Auditorium Marcel Vivargent (LAPP)

Auditorium Marcel Vivargent


9 Chemin de Bellevue 74940 Annecy-le-Vieux FRANCE <b>GPS coordinates :</b> N 45° 55' 14.002'' E 6° 9' 33.998''
Basic IT Services Basic IT services


Sven Sternberger (D)


The talk will discuss the problems which arise from managing and distributing secrets like root passwords, keytabs, certificates in a large site. Secrets are needed in the process of installing and administrating of compute and storage systems. They should be accessible by authorized admins and from the system they belong to. There should be a way to audit the information to enforce the policies from your security department. For example quality and lifetime of passwords. In the presentation we will describe the workflows at DESY/Hamburg and show systems we use today and their deficits. Then we will describe our upcoming solution, and threats we still see.

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