Local storage

Detailed information on the local storage cryptography component

Component format

The purpose of this component is to load keys from a local directory.

The component accepts as input the name of a folder, and loads keys from there. Each key is in its own file, and when users request a key with a given name, Dapr loads the file with that name.

Supported file formats:

  • PEM with public and private keys (supports: PKCS#1, PKCS#8, PKIX)
  • JSON Web Key (JWK) containing a public, private, or symmetric key
  • Raw key data for symmetric keys

A Dapr crypto.yaml component file has the following structure:

apiVersion: dapr.io/v1alpha1
kind: Component
  name: mycrypto
  type: crypto.dapr.localstorage
    version: v1
    - name: path
      value: /path/to/folder/

Spec metadata fields

Field Required Details Example
path Y Folder containing the keys to be loaded. When loading a key, the name of the key will be used as name of the file in this folder. /path/to/folder


Let’s say you’ve set path=/mnt/keys, which contains the following files:

  • /mnt/keys/mykey1.pem
  • /mnt/keys/mykey2

When using the component, you can reference the keys as mykey1.pm and mykey2.

Cryptography building block