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IAM.6.01 - Key Repository Access Control Guidance

IAM.6.01 - Key Repository Access

Control Statement

Access to the cryptographic keystores is limited to authorized personnel.


One of the fundamental and most important security considerations of encryption is protecting cryptographic keys, particularly private keys. This controls aims to protect the confidentiality and integrity of data for customers, GitLab team-members, and partners by limiting the number of people with access to view, modify, and create new cryptographic keys. A malicious actor with access to GitLab's cryptographic keys could decrypt all sensitive data stored and transmitted by GitLab, rending the encryption useless.


This control applies to all cryptographic keystores for the production environment. The production environment includes all endpoints and cloud assets used in hosting and its subdomains. This may include third-party systems that support the business of


Control Owner: Infrastructure

Additional control information and project tracking

Non-public information relating to this security control as well as links to the work associated with various phases of project work can be found in the Key Repository Access control issue.

Examples of evidence an auditor might request to satisfy this control:

Policy Reference

Framework Mapping