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Archive keystore reference

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StandardPremiumEnterprise
Small Business
Applies to:

Overview

External keystores mean that in the Code42 cloud you can store users' encryption keys separately from the backup data and from other customers. In the administration console, the Archive Keystore view allows you to identify, monitor, configure, and move your keystore.

For details about managing archive keystores, see Manage Your Archive Keystore.

Archive keystore

To access the Archive Keystore view, you need the Customer Cloud Admin role.

  1. Sign in to the administration console.
  2. Select Administration > Settings > Keystore.

archive keystore view

Item   Description
a Action menu gear menu

Commands available in the Archive Keystore view:

  • Edit Keystore: Provide a new URL and certificate file for a private keystore. (Self-administered only.)
  • Migrate Keystore: Move keys from one storage location to another.
  • View Keystore History: See a log of all keystore configuration and migration activity. (Disabled until the first history record exists.)
b Administrator
  • Code42: The keystore is owned and operated by Code42.
  • Self-Administered: A private keystore owned and operated by the customer.
c Type
  • Vault: A server and storage service separate from the Code42 authority server.
    For details, see Create A Vault Server to Hold Your Archive Keystore.
  • Legacy: For existing customers before version 6.0, keys reside in the Code42 server's database (at least until the customer moves them to a Vault keystore).
d URL
(Self-administered only.)
The address, including port number, of a self-administered keystore.
e Connection Status

The state of Code42-keystore communications at the time this view opened.

  • Online: The Code42 server and keystore are communicating.
  • Offline since date, time (cause):
    • host unavailable: The keystore does not respond to Code42 server requests
    • unable to authenticate: The Vault is not allowing the administrator to access the data
    • no request: The server failed to test the connection
    • unknown: A migration has just completed. There is no data to inform a status report.

The timestamps present your local time in a 12-hour clock.

f Connection Reliability A summary of the data reported in the time line below.
g Time line

The Code42 server tests its connection to your keystore every minute.

The time line reports the result of the last hour's tests:

Keystore is online
Keystore is offline
Unknown (the Code42 server has no data to report)

The timestamps report your local time in a 24-hour clock.

Edit keystore

Edit the configuration of a private keystore by selecting gear menu > Edit Keystore. (Self-administered keystores only.)

keystore edit view

Item   Description
a URL The address of a private Vault keystore.
b Upload PFX or P12 file

Click to provide the security certificate for the Vault.

The file must be a PFX or PKCS12 certificate. The file name extension need not be .pfx or .p12.

c PFX or P12 file password The password for the certificate, if it is configured to use one.

Migrate keystore

Move a keystore from one location to another by selecting gear menu > Migrate keystore.

keystore migrate view

Item   Description
a Type
  • Code42 Vault: Move keys to the keystore service owned and managed by Code42.
  • Self-Admnistered Vault: Move keys to a keystore service owned and managed by the customer.
b URL The address of a self-administered keystore.
c Upload PFX or P12 file

Click to provide the security certificate for the Vault.

The file must be a PFX or PKCS12 certificate. The file name extension need not be .pfx or .p12.

d PFX or P12 file password The password for the certificate, if it is configured to use one.
e Who should be notified when this migration is complete? The email address to receive notice from the Code42 server when migration starts, and when it either fails or succeeds.

Keystore history

View the record of all your keystore configuration and migration activity by selecting gear menu > View keystore history. (Self-administered keystores only.)

keystore history view

Item   Description
a

Date & Time

When an event took place, in your local time.
b User

The administrator who initiated the event.

  • system: the Code42 server.
c Action Type
  • Migration: A process of moving keys from one location to another.
  • Configuration: A process of changing a keystore's URL and security certificate.
d Action Details Detailed description of the event.

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