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 external CA support in NetBackup
You can now use X.509 certificates that your trusted certificate authority (CA) has issued.
NetBackup supports file-based certificates and Windows certificate store as sources for external certificates. It supports certificates in PEM, DER, and P7B formats.
The following terms that are specific to security certificates are used in NetBackup:
A certificate authority (CA) other than the NetBackup CA is referred to as an external CA.
Certificates that are issued by a CA other than the NetBackup CA are referred to as external CA-signed certificates or external certificates.
Certificates that the NetBackup CA has issued are referred to as NetBackup CA-signed certificates or NetBackup certificates.
A NetBackup certificate that is used for secure communications over control channel is also referred to as host ID-based certificate.
A NetBackup certificate or a host ID-based certificate is deployed on the master server during NetBackup installation. You need to manually configure an external certificate on the master server after installation.
You can configure an external certificate on a NetBackup host (media server or client) either during installation or after installation.
On Windows platform, if external certificates are used for host communication, the NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM user must be able to access the certificates that are located at ECA_CERT_PATH. The ECA_CERT_PATH configuration option is available in the Windows registry.
On Windows platform, universal naming convention (UNC) paths (or network paths) are not supported for the following external CA parameters: certificate chain, certificate's private key, trust store, passphrase file for certificate's private key, and CRL cache.
This is applicable for the NetBackup web server certificate.
If the subject alternative name (SAN) is not empty, the certificate should contain all host names that the master server is known by (the host names that are listed in the SERVER configuration option entries of other hosts in the domain) in the SAN field of the certificate.
Requirements for the subject name of the certificate:
Subject name should not be empty.
Common name of the subject name should not be empty.
Subject name should be unique for each host.
Subject name should be less than 255 characters.
Server and client authentication attributes should be set in the certificate.
Only ASCII 7 characters are supported for the certificate subject and the subject alternative name (SAN).