Re: [PATCH] Security: Keys: Added derived keytype

From: Kirill Marinushkin
Date: Wed Mar 30 2016 - 03:34:28 EST

>> For details see
>> Documentation/security/keys-derived.txt
> Usage?
> David

You maybe didn't receive my answer sent from gmail web-interface, so I repeat it now from mutt.

Usages of derived keys that I can see:

kernel space:
derive keys from "trusted" (with possibility to access from user space if proper permissions are set);
user space:
store passwords within keyrings;
randomly generated keys, keys with payload given as hex string.

What's your opinion on having derived keytype?

Best Regards,
Kirill Marinushkin