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       clevis-luks-bind -- Bind a LUKSv1 device using the specified policy


       clevis luks bind [-f] -d DEV [-s SLT] [-k KEY] PIN CFG


       The  clevis luks bind  command  binds a LUKSv1 device using the specified policy.  This is
       accomplished with a simple command:

              $ clevis luks bind -d /dev/sda tang '{"url":...}'

       This command performs four steps:

       1. Creates a new key with the same entropy as the LUKS master key.

       2. Encrypts the new key with Clevis.

       3. Stores the Clevis JWE in the LUKS header with LUKSMeta.

       4. Enables the new key for use with LUKS.

       This disk can now be unlocked with your existing password  as  well  as  with  the  Clevis
       policy.   You  will  additionally need to enable one or more of the Clevis LUKS unlockers.
       See clevis-luks-unlockers(7).


       · -f : Do not prompt for LUKSMeta initialization

       · -d DEV : The LUKS device on which to perform binding

       · -s SLT : The LUKSMeta slot to use for metadata storage

       · -k KEY : Non-interactively read LUKS password from KEY file

       · -k - : Non-interactively read LUKS password from standard input


       This command does not change the LUKS master key.  This  implies  that  if  you  create  a
       LUKS-encrypted  image for use in a Virtual Machine or Cloud environment, all the instances
       that run this image will share a master key.  This is extremely dangerous  and  should  be
       avoided at all cost.

       This  is  not  a limitation of Clevis but a design principle of LUKS.  If you wish to have
       encrypted root volumes in the cloud, you will need to make sure that you  perform  the  OS
       install  method  for  each  instance  in  the  cloud as well.  The images cannot be shared
       without also sharing a master key.


       clevis-luks-unlockers(7),         clevis-encrypt-http(1),          clevis-encrypt-tang(1),
       clevis-encrypt-sss(1), clevis-decrypt(1)


       Nathaniel McCallum <>.

                                          September 2017                      CLEVIS-LUKS-BIND(1)