wiki:GeniTrustAnchors

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Trust anchors for GENI aggregates

This page lists various trust anchors which GENI aggregates can use. There's a section for the authorities that the GPO recommends for all GENI aggregates, and a second section for authorities which some aggregates may want to trust in unusual circumstances.

A note on certificate types:

  • A self-signed SA certificate can be added to an aggregate's list of trusted certificates by itself --- it contains everything the aggregate needs in order to trust that slice authority
  • Trusting the self-signed CA certificate for the GENI clearinghouse should be all that is needed to complete the chain to the clearinghouse's trust root.

Recommended GENI slice authorities

As of March 2013, the GPO recommends that all GENI aggregates trust the following GENI slice authorities (aka "the GENI cert bundle"), allowing the users at those SAs to use resources at GENI racks, GENI backbone and regional networks, etc.

The table below includes links to the SA certificate file, or to both of the MA and CA certificates, for each trust anchor. You can also download the entire bundle as a compressed tar file, which unpacks into a directory named "geni-cert-bundle", and includes an MD5SUMS file with md5sums for the certs. The md5sum for the .tar.gz file itself is 404fc0e0da0d04308b7d1d8d89bd910d.

Description Hostname Certificate type Certificate Expiration File/Checksum
GENI clearinghouse ch.geni.net CA (self-signed) 2018-05-19 40c979b9477822f353027ab91dc7a296
Utah ProtoGENI emulab.net SA (self-signed) 2015-05-25 e9e6389938d71fed6ab8d667ac91f60a
PlanetLab Central planet-lab.org SA (self-signed) 2016-09-04 4f0182127f4d4dc3c553d9d4a9a1a825

Refer to aggregate-specific instructions for how to configure your aggregate to trust a particular certificate.

Other GENI slice authorities

Most aggregates will not want to trust the following additional slice authorities, but there may be some unusual circumstances where some might. The GPO does not recommend that GENI aggregates trust these authorities except when there's a specific concrete reason for a particular aggregate to do so.

The table below includes links to the SA certificate file, or to both of the MA and CA certificates, for each trust anchor.

Description Hostname Certificate type Certificate Expiration File/Checksum
GPO staging clearinghouse ch1.gpolab.bbn.com CA (self-signed) 2018-06-11 8a5e7c9194522ec79c6db2efeaa44569

Refer to aggregate-specific instructions for how to configure your aggregate to trust a particular certificate.

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