Encrypted Provenance Repositories in Apache NiFi

There has been a surprising level of Twitter demand for more security-focused NiFi blogs. I’ll try to address this underserved market with a post about a new feature in Apache NiFi 1.2.0 – encrypted provenance repositories (NIFI-3388). As a mentor of mine often said, “You don’t understand something until you can teach it.” In this article, we’ll find out if I actually understand the code I wrote. First I’ll give a brief explanation of the provenance feature for anyone unfamiliar with it, describe how the existing implementations work, and introduce a new option that is sure to have people very excited (no guarantee of excited people actually offered).

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