So, you need a certificate that is signed by the CA that is used by the VPN service. Is that it?
It has been a while that I do not configure these VPN systems; do you need access to the private key of the CA? Or, does the program simply validate the user (VPN client) certificate to see if it is issued by a specific CA? I believe it also needs the public key of the user to execute the handshake and create the connection. On Wed, Apr 4, 2018 at 11:22 AM, Khosrow Moossavi <kmooss...@cloudops.com> wrote: > Rafael, > > We cannot use SshKeyPair functionality because the proposed VPN > implementation > does need a signed certificate and not a ssh key pair. The process is as > follow: > > 1) generate root CA (if doesn't exist) > 2) generate bunch of intermediate steps (config urls, CRLs, role name, ...) > [I'm not going > in detail now, here, for simplicity] > 3) self sign a certificate against the root CA (regenerate every time start > VPN command > executed) > > This will produce: > > 1) Root CA cert (one per domain in cloudstack) > 2) Server cert (one per VR) > 3) Server private key (one per VR) > > Then all the above will be pushed to the said VR we want to start VPN on, > and start > ipsec service on it (with extra configuration - which will be available in > codebase) and > finally present Root CA for user to download and install on their local > machine to be > able to "trust" VR they are VPNing to. > > > > On Wed, Apr 4, 2018 at 6:19 AM, Rafael Weingärtner < > rafaelweingart...@gmail.com> wrote: > > > Khosrow thanks for the interesting feature. You mention two possible > > methods to manage certificates; one using the CA framework, and other > using > > third party such as Vault and Let’s Encrypt. > > > > Have you considered using the sshKeyPair API methods (is it part of the > CA > > framework?)? I mean, users already can generate key pairs via ACS, and > then > > they are presented with the private key. You could simply list these > > certificates for the user when they want to configure a new certificate > for > > a VPN or generate one in runtime using this feature. Reading your feature > > proposal I did not understand how you are binding certificated with a VPN > > (are you always generating new ones and simply returning the private key > to > > users?). > > > > Moreover, as the sshKeyPair methods, I do believe you should only return > > the private key once. Therefore, you should not store it in ACS. > > > > On Mon, Apr 2, 2018 at 4:36 PM, Khosrow Moossavi <kmooss...@cloudops.com > > > > wrote: > > > > > Hi Community > > > > > > I want to open up a discussion around the new Remote Access VPN > > > implementation on VRs. Currently > > > we have only L2TP implementation, which lacks different features (such > as > > > verbos logging), so we > > > decided to start developing new implementation based on IKEv2 (on top > of > > > the existing strongSwan). > > > > > > We have this feature working locally for over a week now, and seems to > be > > > ready for opening up a > > > PR on official repo. But before doing so we agreed to open up a > > discussion > > > here first. > > > > > > The current implementation we use EAP + Public Key for authentication, > so > > > we need to have a PKI > > > Engine somewhere. Rather than start re-inventing the wheel (and start > > > extending the current CA Framework > > > which was done by Rohit) we decided to delegate this functionality to > > > HashiCorp Vault, which will act as > > > a PKI backend engine for Cloudstack. > > > > > > The way I implemented this specific part of the code, is that it can > > easily > > > be extended/implemented with other > > > concrete classes or designs (such as going forward with in-house PKI > > > engine, or even use external services > > > such as Let's Encrypt), but at the end of the day we strongly suggest > to > > > use Vault, as it is really easy to use. > > > > > > > > > Please find the design document here, and share your feedback. I > will > > > open up a PR -as is- soon to be able > > > to have a source code to discuss around it as well. > > > > > > : > > > https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/CLOUDSTACK/ > > > VPN+Implementation+based+on+IKEv2+backed+by+Vault+as+PKI+Engine > > > > > > > > > Thanks > > > > > > Khosrow Moossavi > > > > > > Cloud Infrastructure Developer > > > > > > t 514.447.3456 > > > > > > <https://goo.gl/NYZ8KK> > > > > > > > > > > > -- > > Rafael Weingärtner > > > -- Rafael Weingärtner