[doc] password encrypted encryption-key: How to decrypt it using the password?

Export password-protected encryption key.
I created a key and started using it for a given storage.
I backup my key using the “Export key” feature. There, I’m asked a (possibly empty) passphrase.

For a given passphrase (and supposedly given encryption key) I always receive different encrypted base64 strings.

I wonder, how is the key password-encrypted?
I would like to use openssl to decrypt it locally and be sure that the non-encrypted key is really always the same.

Thank you.

As an additional question: Having the clear key (if possible) and assuming I get an encrypted file via
openstack object save <container> <file>

Which openssl command would allow decryption?

Hi @drzraf,

You can find more information about encryption here: https://pydio.com/en/docs/cells/v2/encryption
If you think that we are missing details do not hesitate to tell us and we will update the doc consequently.

Here are the three question I’m missing answers to from the documentation.

  • For a given passphrase (and supposedly given encryption key) I always receive different encrypted base64 strings when I export the key: Why?
  • How is the key password-encrypted?
  • Could you provide a sample openssl command that, provided a plain-text key, would decrypt an encrypted file managed by Pydio?