In the future, converge will require modules to be signed using a gpg detached signature. The following steps will walk you through the creation of a gpg keypair suitable for signing a module. If you have an existing gpg signing key skip to the Signing modules step.
Generate a gpg signing key
Create a file named
gpg-batch with the following content.
%echo Generating a default key Key-Type: RSA Key-Length: 2048 Subkey-Type: RSA Subkey-Length: 2048 Name-Real: Test Asteris Name-Comment: Test Key Name-Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Expire-Date: 0 Passphrase: asteris %pubring test.pub %secring test.sec %commit %echo done
We can use this to quickly generate a key pair using batch mode.
$ gpg --batch --gen-key gpg-batch
We can verify this worked by listing the keys.
$ gpg --no-default-keyring --secret-keyring ./test.sec --keyring ./test.pub --list-keys ./test.pub ---------- pub 2048R/475CC928 2016-08-07 uid [ unknown] Test Asteris (Test signing key) <email@example.com> sub 2048R/1327D89C 2016-08-07
We can tell from the output above, that the level of trust for the signing key is unknown. This will cause the following warning if we attempt to validate a module signed with this key using the gpg cli:
gpg: WARNING: This key is not certified with a trusted signature!
Since we know exactly where this key came from let’s trust it:
$ gpg --no-default-keyring --secret-keyring ./test.sec --keyring ./test.pub --edit-key 475CC928 gpg (GnuPG) 1.4.20; Copyright (C) 2015 Free Software Foundation, Inc. This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it. There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law. Secret key is available. pub 2048R/475CC928 created: 2016-08-07 expires: never usage: SCEA trust: unknown validity: unknown sub 2048R/1327D89C created: 2016-08-07 expires: never usage: SEA [ unknown] (1). Test Asteris (Test signing key) <firstname.lastname@example.org> Please decide how far you trust this user to correctly verify other users' keys (by looking at passports, checking fingerprints from different sources, etc.) 1 = I don't know or won't say 2 = I do NOT trust 3 = I trust marginally 4 = I trust fully 5 = I trust ultimately m = back to the main menu Your decision? 5 Do you really want to set this key to ultimate trust? (y/N) y pub 2048R/475CC928 created: 2016-08-07 expires: never usage: SCEA trust: ultimate validity: ultimate sub 2048R/1327D89C created: 2016-08-07 expires: never usage: SEA [ultimate] (1). Test Asteris (Test signing key) <email@example.com> Please note that the shown key validity is not necessarily correct unless you restart the program. gpg> quit
Now you can start signing modules with the key. The following command will produce a signature file called
$ gpg --no-default-keyring --armor --secret-keyring ./test.sec --keyring ./test.pub --output basic.hcl.asc --detach-sig basic.hcl
This file should be shipped along side the module so that the converge tool can download it and use it to verify that the module has not been modified after the signature was created.
In order to verify a module’s signature against its signature file, converge needs access to our public key. This can be exported with the following command.
$ gpg --no-default-keyring --armor --secret-keyring ./test.sec --keyring ./test.pub --export firstname.lastname@example.org > pubkeys.gpg
Now we must add the key to the converge’s public key database. The following directories make up the default converge keystore layout:
sytem: /usr/lib/converge/trustedkeys/ user: ~/.converge/trustedkeys/ local: $(pwd)/trustedkeys/
The system path is designed to be used by system administrators. The user path is where converge stores keys that are added through the
converge key trust command. Finally, the local path can be used for keys that you do not want stored globally or managed by converge.
Trusted keys are saved in the desired directory named after the fingerprint of the public key. For global and local keys, we will need to manually create this file.
We do this by downloading the key, capturing its fingerprint, and storing it in the database using the fingerprint as the filename.
$ curl -O https://example.com/pubkeys.gpg $ gpg --no-default-keyring --with-fingerprint pubkeys.gpg pub 2048R/475CC928 2016-08-07 Test Asteris (Test signing key) <email@example.com> Key fingerprint = 74FD F669 F18D 59F9 2B0A ACCD 7203 51FF 475C C928 sub 2048R/1327D89C 2016-08-07 $ echo "74FD F669 F18D 59F9 2B0A ACCD 7203 51FF 475C C928" | tr -d "[:space:]" | tr '[:upper:]' '[:lower:]' 74fdf669f18d59f92b0aaccd720351ff475cc928 mkdir -p trustedkeys mv pubkeys.gpg trustedkeys/74fdf669f18d59f92b0aaccd720351ff475cc928
You can disable a key stored in the global system path by creating an empty file in the user or local paths with the same name. Keys stored in the local path will also mask keys in the user path.
There is an easier way to add a key to the user keystore, using the
converge key trust subcommand.
$ converge key trust pubkeys.gpg
The command will ask you to verify that the fingerprint matches the fingerprint you expected for the key.
The gpg key fingerprint is 74fdf669f18d59f92b0aaccd720351ff475cc928 Are you sure you want to trust this key (yes/no)? yes Trusting key "https://example.com/pubkeys.gpg".
Now let’s walk through the steps converge takes when fetching modules. For now, converge will not attempt to download the detached signature and verify the module. You can enable module verification with the
$ converge plan --verify-modules https://example.com/modules/basic.hcl
This will result in converge retrieving the following URIs.
Then it verifies the signature of the module using the public keys in the key database.