[AG-TECH] AccessGrid on a bootable live cd (Knoppix) : certificate question
Thomas D. Uram
turam at mcs.anl.gov
Tue Aug 3 09:21:10 CDT 2004
> I've recently worked on putting AccessGrid2.2 on a bootable live cd
> called Knoppix. It works well, except for one last trouble : the
> certificate. In fact, when I build the iso, I can't launch AG, so I
> can't configure the certificate in the normal way before burning the
> cd. So, each time I boot with my cd, I have to import a certificate
> (and define a profile).
> I have tried to copy a /home/nameofuser/.AccessGrid folder in my cd
> iso, but then, when AG starts, it tells me there is no private key and
> the certificate isn't effective. I still have to import a good one (but
> the profile is ok).
We should look at the log files (or debug output) to understand why it's
failing to use the certificate.
> So, could you tell me what to add/copy to my iso to be sure I won't
> have to import a valid certificate each time ? I don't mean I don't
> want to give the passphrase, it's just I would prefer not to fill the
> profile and then importing a certificate each time.
> BTW, I'm curently using my own certificate. However, this bootable live
> cd might be used by different people and so I was wondering whether a
> certificate named "bootablelivecd.pem" or something like this might be
> better. It would not be a real person, and multiple bootable live cds
> could be used at the same time (I'm most probably just dreaming, but
> who knows?), so you, the AG team, might prefer a particular solution.
> Just tell me.
Do multiple users log in, or just one? If there is a generic user, you
should be able to create a .AccessGrid directory for that user with an
anonymous certificate (we issue these now), and have everything work fine.
Again, if this doesn't work, we can look at logfiles to determine the
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