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
- Configuring 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
- Security management in NetBackup
- About the Security Management utilities
- About audit events
- About host management
- Adding shared or cluster mappings
- 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 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
- Security certificate deployment in a clustered NetBackup setup
- About deployment of a host ID-based certificate on a clustered NetBackup host
- 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
Determining a NetBackup host's certificate state
You can determine the state of a NetBackup host's ID-based certificate: Active or Revoked. Doing so may help troubleshoot connection and communication problems. Three methods exist to determine a certificate state, as follows:
Verify a host certificate from the host itself
The method uses the NetBackup nbcertcmd command.
See “To verify from the host itself it's certificate state”.
Verify a host certificate from a NetBackup server
The method uses the NetBackup bptestbpcd command.
See “To verify from a NetBackup server if a different host's certificate is revoked”.
Verify a host certificate from the NetBackup Administration Console
See “To verify a host's certificate using the NetBackup Administration Console”.
See About the host ID-based certificate revocation list.
To verify from the host itself it's certificate state
- Optionally, on the NetBackup host run the following command as an administrator to get the most recent certificate revocation list:
UNIX: /usr/openv/netbackup/bin/nbcertcmd -getCRL [-server master_server_name]
Windows: install_path\NetBackup\bin\nbcertcmd -getCRL [-server master_server_name]
To get a CRL from a NetBackup domain other than the default, specify the -server master_server_name option and argument.
- On the NetBackup host, run the following command as an administrator:
UNIX: /usr/openv/netbackup/bin/nbcertcmd -hostSelfCheck [-cluster] [-server master_server_name]
Windows: install_path\NetBackup\bin\nbcertcmd -hostSelfCheck [-cluster] [-server master_server_name]
Use one or both of the following options if necessary:
Use this option on the active node of a NetBackup master server cluster to verify the certificate of the virtual host.
Use this option with the master_server_name argument to verify a certificate from a master server other than the default.
- Examine the command output. The output indicates that either the certificate is or is not revoked.
To verify from a NetBackup server if a different host's certificate is revoked
- As an administrator on the NetBackup master server or a NetBackup media server, run the following command:
UNIX: /usr/openv/netbackup/bin/admincmd/bptestbpcd - host hostname -verbose
Windows: install_path\NetBackup\bin\bptestbpcd - host hostname -verbose
For - host hostname, specify the host for which you want to verify the certificate.
- Examine the command output. If the certificate on the specified host is revoked, the command output includes the string The Peer Certificate is revoked. If the command output does not include that string, the certificate is valid.
To verify a host's certificate using the NetBackup Administration Console
- In NetBackup Administration Console, expand Security Management > Certificate Management.
- For the host of interest, examine the Certificate State column for state of the certificate.