New Key Discussion for FESCO Meeting
a.badger at gmail.com
Wed Aug 27 10:19:44 UTC 2008
Warren Togami wrote:
> (Copying to FESCO list for discussion. I propose that FESCO looks over
> the recommended steps below. If anything looks disagreeable please let
> rel-eng know. Otherwise I propose that FESCO vote to allow rel-eng the
> autonomy to implement a plan similar to below so we don't have to wait
> another week for another FESCO vote to decide how we will handle the
I'm sending to rel-eng and CC'ing FESCo list.
> 6) In a few weeks after all F8+ packages are resigned with the new key,
> revoke the old key. The only way we can revoke the old key is to rpm -e
> it. Unfortunately, skvidal did some research into ways we could
> possibly achieve this and our options are not good. rpm -e is
> impossible during rpm %post because it locks the transaction. We really
> do need a way to automate revocation of the old key. It seems we have a
> few weeks to figure out a way to do it.
Did anyone look into geppetto's idea to have the new fedora-release
Obsolete the old key?
> 8) We should really consider a "master key" mechanism for future Fedora
> releases that would allow us to automate revocation of an old key and
> automate migration to a new key in a way that does not require manual
> intervention of the user. The master key would sign any new key
> generated. The master key would be kept somewhere away from any
> networked computer.
Does this work better than having two keys in fedora-release? one of
which is the key that is used and the other which is a backup? (ie, the
public key is disseminated with fedora-release but the private key is
kept off of a networked computer. If we need to resign all packages, we
sign the packages with this backup key. And issue a new fedora-release
signed with this key and containing this key and a freshly generated
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