About the Master Key
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About the Master Key

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Article summary

The Master Key is the key that encrypts and opens the data. This key is generated using the Shamir algorithm and distributed in different parts to the Key Keeper Masters.

senhasegura exports all privileged information to the configured storage directory, such as:

  • Cloud IAM credential
  • Cloud IAM User
  • Credential
  • DSM Secret
  • Secret
  • SSH key
  • Others

They are encrypted using the advanced encryption standard AES-256 and made available in separate files for each piece of information and respecting the different values it may have. By putting together the parts of each guardian's key, it is possible to access the complete Master Key and use it to recover the encrypted backup.


The process of issuing and distributing the key parts is called the Master Key Ceremony.

To configure the Master Key, follow the steps below:

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