securing FAS certs

Jeffrey Ollie jeff at
Thu Aug 21 19:18:49 UTC 2008

2008/8/21 Toshio Kuratomi <a.badger at>:
> The Fedora Certificates issued by FAS are currently set to be autogenerated
> if you have an account in FAS.  This has one drawback.  We have to keep the
> password for the CA keys that sign the FAS certificates in a file on the
> filesystem so that the automatic signing can use them.
> Has anyone else had to confront this problem?  Right now I'm thinking of
> coding something that involves human interaction to sign the certs and send
> email notifying people when their cert is ready to download. That's
> certainly doable, but introduces a wait time that isn't in the current
> design.  I'd love input on better ways to do this.

What about using a crypto card like Jesse plans on using for Sigul?


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