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19.3.2. Saving encryption keys

After completing the required preparation (see Section 19.3.1, “Preparation for saving encryption keys”) it is now possible to save the encryption keys using the following procedure.


For all examples in this file, /path/to/volume is a LUKS device, not the plaintext device contained within; blkid -s type /path/to/volume should report type="crypto_LUKS".

Procedure 19.4. Saving encryption keys

  1. Run:
    volume_key --save /path/to/volume -c /path/to/cert escrow-packet
  2. Save the generated escrow-packet file in the prepared storage, associating it with the system and the volume.
These steps can be performed manually, or scripted as part of system installation.