Generate authentication key

You can use the apsedkey generate command to create a key suitable for the SED drives.


  1. Log in as apadmin or equivalent user in any of the Control Nodes of the system.
  2. Run the following command to generate the AEK:
    apsedkey generate --file <file>

    The command generates a 256 bit key into the key file specified by the file argument. This can be a path to a file, such as /tmp/mykey.txt.

    [apadmin@e1n1]# apsedkey generate --file /tmp/key1.txt