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Implications of Cryptographic Key Pass Phrase Initialization



Document Author:

Kathleen Fadden


Document ID:

TD101580


Doc. Organization:

IBM Systems


Document Revised:

11/21/2007


Product(s) covered:

zSeries







Abstract: Until Master Keys have been loaded into a zSeries server, no secure crypto functions can be performed. Three methods exist to allow entry of these Master Keys. Here we explain the implications of choosing this apparently quick-and-dirty technique.

Passphrase.pdf



Classification:

Hardware; Software; Solutions

Category:

Installation and Migration

Solution(s):

Enterprise Application Solutions (EAS/ERP)



Platform(s):

IBM System z Family

S/W Pillar(s):

IBM System z Software

O/S:

z/OS

Keywords:

Crypto, keys, passphrase, initialization, ICSF, Master Key


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