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User Guide


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User Guide

SafeNet ProtectApp Linux Unified Key Setup (LUKS) Provider is a platform-independent standard on-disk format that can be used in various tools. This facilitates compatibility and interoperability among different programs.

Using SafeNet ProtectApp LUKS Provider, you can encrypt the partitions on your Linux computer.

SafeNet ProtectApp LUKS Provider encrypts hard-disk partitions using symmetric keys stored on CipherTrust Manager. Additionally, SafeNet ProtectApp LUKS Provider enables the user to encrypt any external storage device.

SafeNet ProtectApp LUKS provides two types of authentication:

  • User Based Authentication

  • Passwordless Certificate Based Authentication

For more information, refer to the Configuration section.

Following diagram shows the integration:

Supported Product Versions

CipherTrust Manager

  • CipherTrust Manager 2.10.2

SafeNet ProtectApp LUKS Provider

  • SafeNet ProtectApp LUKS Provider 8.4.0 and higher

Oracle Linux

  • Oracle Linux 7.9

  • Oracle Linux 8.6

Red Hat Enterprise Linux

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.9

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.7


  • Ensure that the CipherTrust Manager is installed and configured. For more details, refer to the CipherTrust Manager documentation.

  • SafeNet ProtectApp LUKS Provider communicates with the CipherTrust Manager using the Network Attached Encryption (NAE) Interface. Ensure that the NAE interface is configured. Refer to the CipherTrust Manager Documentation for more details.

  • Ensure that SafeNet ProtectApp LUKS Provider is installed and configured. For more details, refer to the SafeNet ProtectApp LUKS documentation.

  • Ensure that the port configured on NAE interface is accessible from the LUKS machine.

  • Ensure Setting up SSL and the key must be exportable on CipherTrust Manager.


To perform the migration procedures, refer to the Tasks section.

Steps for Integration

For information on different actions that can be performed on the LUKS Device, refer to Tasks section.