On Wed, Nov 04, 2009 at 04:39:40PM -0500, Rob Crittenden wrote:
> Alternatively you can specify which host(s) can request a
> certificate for a given service. Use the service-add-member command
> to add hosts that can request certs for it.

That sounds reasonable.  Is this new post-1.9.0?  I can add members to
various groups, but there's no service-add-member command yet.

> A couple of tidbits:
> 
> - In 1.9.0 we'll issue a certificate for any subject requested.
> dogtag has a fix that we will be able to use once it's released that
> will let us pull the CN from the request and use just that with the
> subject and use a fixed value for the rest.

That sounds good -- the default request subject is just 'CN=hostname'
unless it's told different.

> - The management framework doesn't do anything to the CSR right now,
> it literally just passes it onto the CA for processing.
> - The whole ugly client IP thing has been ripped out post 1.9.0.
> - I still compare the hostname in the subject with the hostname of
> the service. This is unfortunately currently broken in python
> 2.4-based systems.

If we're requiring that every certificate has an associated principal
name, then ensuring it agrees with the hostname in the subject field
makes a lot of sense.  I'd kind of like to see both a dnsName and a
Kerberos principal name added to the subjectAltName fields in the issued
certificate, but that's as much because we can as anything else.

> - I'm not opposed to including more "stuff" into the CSR itself we
> just need to be sure the average admin who doesn't want to use
> certmonger can still make a request too.

NSS's certutil can trivially add dns and email subjectAltName (SAN)
values and extendedKeyUsage (EKU) values.  I don't see a flag for adding
a Kerberos principal name.  OpenSSL's req command doesn't do most of
that by default, but the configuration file can be used to tell it to do
any of that.  It could be scripted, for sure.

>                                          Right now the bar is pretty
> low to understanding what is required IMHO with the exception of
> pasting in the ugly one-line CSR :-(

Yeah, it took me a while to figure out that that was how we were
supposed to pass it in.

Thanks,

Nalin

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