Veritas NetBackup™ Security and Encryption Guide
- Increasing NetBackup security
- Security deployment models
- Port security
- About NetBackup daemons, ports, and communication
- Additional port information for products that interoperate with NetBackup
- About configuring ports
- Auditing NetBackup operations
- About Enhanced Auditing
- Access control security
- NetBackup Access Control Security (NBAC)
- Configuring NetBackup Access Control (NBAC)
- Configuring Access Control host properties for the master and media server
- Access Control host properties dialog for the client
- Troubleshooting Access Management
- Windows verification points
- UNIX verification points
- Verification points in a mixed environment with a UNIX master server
- Verification points in a mixed environment with a Windows master server
- About determining who can access NetBackup
- Configuring user groups
- About defining a user group and users
- Viewing specific user permissions for NetBackup user groups
- About AD and LDAP domains
- Security management using NetBackup CA and NetBackup certificates
- About the Security Management utilities
- About audit events
- About host management
- Adding shared or cluster mappings
- Allowing or disallowing automatic certificate reissue
- About global security settings
- About host name-based certificates
- About host ID-based certificates
- Using the Certificate Management utility to issue and deploy host ID-based certificates
- About NetBackup certificate deployment security levels
- Setting up trust with the master server (Certificate Authority)
- About reissuing host ID-based certificates
- About Token Management for host ID-based certificates
- About the host ID-based certificate revocation list
- About revoking host ID-based certificates
- Host ID-based certificate deployment in a clustered setup
- About deployment of a host ID-based certificate on a clustered NetBackup host
- External CA support in NetBackup
- About external CA support in NetBackup
- Configuration options for external CA-signed certificates
- ECA_CERT_PATH for NetBackup servers and clients
- About certificate revocation lists for external CA
- About certificate enrollment
- Configuring an external certificate for the NetBackup web server
- About external certificate configuration for a clustered master server
- Configuration options for external CA-signed certificates for a virtual name
- About API keys in NetBackup
- Data at rest encryption security
- About NetBackup client encryption
- Configuring standard encryption on clients
- About configuring standard encryption from the server
- Configuring legacy encryption on clients
- About configuring legacy encryption from the client
- About configuring legacy encryption from the server
- Additional legacy key file security for UNIX clients
- Data at rest key management
- About the Key Management Service (KMS)
- Installing KMS
- Configuring KMS
- About key groups and key records
- Overview of key record states
- Configuring NetBackup to work with KMS
- About using KMS for encryption
- KMS database constituents
- Command line interface (CLI) commands
- About exporting and importing keys from the KMS database
- Troubleshooting KMS
- Regenerating keys and certificates
- NetBackup web services account
About secure communication settings
NetBackup provides settings that you can configure for secure communication between hosts.
Table: Secure communication settings
Displays the certificate authorities that your NetBackup domain supports.
The NetBackup web server can be configured to enable the NetBackup domain to use:
Use the -configureWebServerCerts command for certificate configuration for the web server.
For more information, refer to the NetBackup Commands Reference Guide.
Enable insecure communication with NetBackup 8.0 and earlier hosts
NetBackup communicates insecurely with 8.0 and earlier hosts.
For increased security, upgrade all your hosts to the current version and disable this setting. This ensures that only secure communication is possible between NetBackup hosts.
By default, the option is selected, which allows NetBackup to communicate with hosts including 8.0 and earlier hosts that may be present in the existing NetBackup environment.
This option also allows communication between NetBackup 8.1 or later master server and OpsCenter server.
If you have configured Auto Image Replication, ensure the following before you clear the option:
The trusted master server that you have specified for image replication is of the version that is later than NetBackup 8.0.
For more information, refer to the NetBackup Administrator's Guide, Volume I.
Automatically map NetBackup host ID to host names
Hosts may have multiple host names or IP addresses associated with them. For successful communication between hosts, all relevant host names and IP addresses need to be mapped to the respective host IDs.
During communication, NetBackup may detect new host names or IP addresses with respect to a host ID.
Select this option to automatically map the host ID to host names or IP addresses that are detected by the system.
By default, the option is selected.
For increased security, clear this option so that the NetBackup Administrator can manually verify the mappings and approve them.
Security level for certificate deployment
Based on the security level that is configured on the NetBackup master server, the certificate deployment approach is determined.
For example, if the security level is set to, an authorization token is a must for certificate deployment.
Security levels for certificate deployment are specific to NetBackup CA-signed certificates. If the NetBackup web server is not configured to use NetBackup certificates for secure communication, this option cannot be accessed.