[RFC,v2,5/6] doc: keys: Document usage of TEE based Trusted Keys
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Sumit Garg July 30, 2019, 12:23 p.m. UTC
Provide documentation for usage of TEE based Trusted Keys via existing
user-space "keyctl" utility. Also, document various use-cases.

Signed-off-by: Sumit Garg <sumit.garg@linaro.org>
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 Documentation/security/keys/tee-trusted.rst | 93 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
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@@ -9,3 +9,4 @@  Kernel Keys
    ecryptfs
    request-key
    trusted-encrypted
+   tee-trusted
diff --git a/Documentation/security/keys/tee-trusted.rst b/Documentation/security/keys/tee-trusted.rst
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+======================
+TEE based Trusted Keys
+======================
+
+TEE based Trusted Keys provides an alternative approach for providing Trusted
+Keys in case TPM chip isn't present.
+
+Trusted Keys use a TEE service/device both to generate and to seal the keys.
+Keys are sealed under a hardware unique key in the TEE, and only unsealed by
+the TEE.
+
+For more information about TEE, refer to ``Documentation/tee.txt``.
+
+Usage::
+
+    keyctl add trusted name "new keylen" ring
+    keyctl add trusted name "load hex_blob" ring
+    keyctl print keyid
+
+"keyctl print" returns an ascii hex copy of the sealed key, which is in format
+specific to TEE device implementation.  The key length for new keys are always
+in bytes. Trusted Keys can be 32 - 128 bytes (256 - 1024 bits).
+
+Examples of trusted key and its usage as 'master' key for encrypted key usage:
+
+More details about encrypted keys can be found here:
+``Documentation/security/keys/trusted-encrypted.rst``
+
+Create and save a trusted key named "kmk" of length 32 bytes::
+
+    $ keyctl add trusted kmk "new 32" @u
+    754414669
+
+    $ keyctl show
+    Session Keyring
+     827385718 --alswrv      0 65534  keyring: _uid_ses.0
+     274124851 --alswrv      0 65534   \_ keyring: _uid.0
+     754414669 --als-rv      0     0       \_ trusted: kmk
+
+    $ keyctl print 754414669
+    15676790697861b422175596ae001c2f505cea2c6f3ebbc5fb08eeb1f343a07e
+
+    $ keyctl pipe 754414669 > kmk.blob
+
+Load a trusted key from the saved blob::
+
+    $ keyctl add trusted kmk "load `cat kmk.blob`" @u
+    491638700
+
+    $ keyctl print 491638700
+    15676790697861b422175596ae001c2f505cea2c6f3ebbc5fb08eeb1f343a07e
+
+The initial consumer of trusted keys is EVM, which at boot time needs a high
+quality symmetric key for HMAC protection of file metadata.  The use of a
+TEE based trusted key provides security that the EVM key has not been
+compromised by a user level problem and tied to particular hardware.
+
+Create and save an encrypted key "evm" using the above trusted key "kmk":
+
+option 1: omitting 'format'::
+
+    $ keyctl add encrypted evm "new trusted:kmk 32" @u
+    608915065
+
+option 2: explicitly defining 'format' as 'default'::
+
+    $ keyctl add encrypted evm "new default trusted:kmk 32" @u
+    608915065
+
+    $ keyctl print 608915065
+    default trusted:kmk 32 f380ac588a925f488d5be007cf23e4c900b8b652ab62241c8
+    ed54906189b6659d139d619d4b51752a2645537b11fd44673f13154a65b3f595d5fb2131
+    2fe45529ea0407c644ea4026f2a1a75661f2c9b66
+
+    $ keyctl pipe 608915065 > evm.blob
+
+Load an encrypted key "evm" from saved blob::
+
+    $ keyctl add encrypted evm "load `cat evm.blob`" @u
+    831684262
+
+    $ keyctl print 831684262
+    default trusted:kmk 32 f380ac588a925f488d5be007cf23e4c900b8b652ab62241c8
+    ed54906189b6659d139d619d4b51752a2645537b11fd44673f13154a65b3f595d5fb2131
+    2fe45529ea0407c644ea4026f2a1a75661f2c9b66
+
+Other uses for trusted and encrypted keys, such as for disk and file encryption
+are anticipated.  In particular the 'ecryptfs' encrypted keys format can be used
+to mount an eCryptfs filesystem.  More details about the usage can be found in
+the file ``Documentation/security/keys/ecryptfs.rst``.
+
+Another format 'enc32' can be used to support encrypted keys with payload size
+of 32 bytes.