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SubjectRe: [PATCH v1.3 4/4] keys: add new key-type encrypted
Mimi Zohar <> wrote:

> > Why do you allow the master key to be supplied by a user-defined key rather
> > than requiring a trusted-key unconditionally?
> This is for systems without a TPM. The logic needs to exist, whether it
> is here or in EVM. By doing it here, a user could provide a passphrase
> in the initramfs, which is used to decrypt the encrypted key.

I thought that might be the case. In which case, it might be better to allow
someone to add a trusted key, supplying both encrypted and unencrypted
versions of the data so that the TPM need not be consulted. You might want to
mark such a key so that it can be seen when it is dumped.

But if you're going to use a user-defined key, you really need to prefix the
description with something suitable.


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