17.4. Disabling Encryption

You can disable encryption for on Container-Native Storage setup in the following two scenarios:
  • Disabling I/O Encryption for a Volume
  • Disabling Management Encryption

17.4.1. Disabling I/O Encryption for all the Volumes

Execute the following commands to disable the I/O encryption between the servers and clients for a volume:

Note

The servers are the OpenShift nodes on which Red Hat Gluster Storage pods are running.
The clients are the remaining OpenShift nodes on which Red Hat Gluster Storage is not running.
  1. Stop all the application pods that have the Red Hat Gluster Storage volumes.
  2. Stop all the volumes.
    # oc rsh <gluster_pod_name> gluster volume stop VOLNAME
  3. Reset all the encryption options for a volume:
    # oc rsh <gluster_pod_name> gluster volume reset VOLNAME auth.ssl-allow
    # oc rsh <gluster_pod_name> gluster volume reset VOLNAME client.ssl 
    # oc rsh <gluster_pod_name> gluster volume reset VOLNAME server.ssl
  4. Delete the files that were used for network encryption using the following command on all the OpenShift nodes:
    # rm /etc/ssl/glusterfs.pem /etc/ssl/glusterfs.key /etc/ssl/glusterfs.ca
  5. Stop the Red Hat Gluster Storage pods.
    # oc delete daemonset glusterfs
  6. On deletion of daemon set the pods go down. To verify if the pods are down, execute the following command:
    # oc get pods
  7. Create the Red Hat Gluster Storage deamonset by executing the following command:
    # oc process glusterfs | oc create -f -
  8. On creation of daemon set the pods are started. To verify if the pods are started, execute the following command:
    # oc get pods
  9. Start the volume.
    # oc rsh <gluster_pod_name> gluster volume start VOLNAME
  10. Start the application pods to use the I/O encrypted Red Hat Gluster Storage volumes.

17.4.2. Disabling Management Encryption

You cannot currently change between unencrypted and encrypted connections dynamically. Bricks and other local services on the servers and clients do not receive notifications from glusterd if they are running when the switch to management encryption is made.
Execute the following commands to disable the management encryption
  1. Stop all the application pods that have the Red Hat Gluster Storage volumes.
  2. Stop all the volumes.
    # oc rsh <gluster_pod_name> gluster volume stop VOLNAME
  3. Stop the Red Hat Gluster Storage pods.
    # oc delete daemonset glusterfs
  4. On deletion of daemon set the pods go down. To verify if the pods are down, execute the following command:
    # oc get pods
  5. Delete the /var/lib/glusterd/secure-access file on all OpenShift nodes to disable management encryption.
    # rm /var/lib/glusterd/secure-access
  6. Delete the files that were used for network encryption using the following command on all the OpenShift nodes:
    # rm /etc/ssl/glusterfs.pem /etc/ssl/glusterfs.key /etc/ssl/glusterfs.ca
  7. Create the Red Hat Gluster Storage deamonset by executing the following command:
    # oc process glusterfs | oc create -f -
  8. On creation of daemon set the pods are started. To verify if the pods are started, execute the following command:
    # oc get pods
  9. Start all the volumes.
    # oc rsh <gluster_pod_name> gluster volume start VOLNAME
  10. Start the application pods to use the management encrypted Red Hat Gluster Storage.