MasterWayZ
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vSphere KMS server for encryption, any free ones?

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Hi everyone,

I've been looking for a while, but with no luck.

Is there any KMS solution that works with vSphere that's free?

HyTrust only has a 60 day trial from what I can see.

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daphnissov
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This may work. Although definitely get something like Hytrust for production. Using this pet project there is a bad idea.

https://www.virtuallyghetto.com/2016/12/kmip-server-docker-container-for-evaluating-vm-encryption-in...

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Thanks for the reply!

I did see that project, but even for my homelab I'm way too nervous that the container crashes and loses its keys. Anything else maybe?

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daphnissov
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You could always learn how to run Kubernetes  

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MasterWayZ
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Sorry for the delay. I think I found something that keeps keys in a simple database. Nothing secure, but works for labs and the keys shouldn't be lost on reboot. Going to test that now, if I get it to work, I'll make a blog post about it and link it here, thank you for the guidance daphnissov!

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