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CREN Certificate Authority Project: Update from Georgia Tech. Ron Hutchins 28 March 2000. Progress. Application for Certificate is done CREN certificate has been created and is installed in the Georgia Tech Certificate Authority offline

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Cren certificate authority project update from georgia tech

CREN Certificate Authority Project: Update from Georgia Tech

Ron Hutchins

28 March 2000


Progress

Progress

  • Application for Certificate is done

  • CREN certificate has been created and is installed in the Georgia Tech Certificate Authority offline

  • Security Policy Committee for the campus has met two times to begin discussions.

  • Applications utilizing the certificates are under way

  • Document, document, document


Why certificates

Why Certificates?

  • Current apps have no common authentication and authorization model.

  • Need for a common layer of AAA to reduce complexity for growth.

  • Certificates in conjunction with SSL, IPSEC, and Kerberos provide a model for a significant number of applications both current and future


Cren certificate authority project update from georgia tech

Plan

  • Create GT Certificate Authority - done

  • Interface with Kerberos to create initial instance of a Registration Authority - done

  • Create practices for managing the CA - in progress

  • Create classes of certificates and define use and appropriate lifetimes - soon

  • Define apps and appropriate cert model - coming

  • Create and document local policy - in parallel

  • Educate our constituency - forever


Applications

Applications

  • Remote Access - from any ISP into campus

  • Authenticated wireless and walk-up access

  • SSL encryption and logging via 2-way certs on web enabled apps (WebObjects, etc)

  • Secure E-mail? Via SSL or Kerberos? Or certs directly?


Middleware needed

Middleware needed?

  • Interfacing with Kerberos as Registration Authority for class 3 cert issuing application via web - Jeff Schiller model - current but needs some hardening… Create our Registration Authority for other cert classes?

  • LDAP interfacing for CRL and Public Key storage/access

  • FreeSWAN mods to accept certs for VPNs on Linux? Other platforms?


Futures

Futures

  • Work with State governmental agencies in Georgia and beyond

  • Work with University System Board of Regents for Education model of security

  • Work with JSTOR for certificate based authentication for faculty access to databases


To be done

To Be Done...

  • Designate classes of certs for campus use:

    • Class 1 - business office and finance class?

    • Class 2 - general GT server certificates?

    • Class 3 - remote access and student general purpose only (if we issued a cert it’s good for something)

  • Designate lifetimes for these cert classes

  • Create CRLs and LDAP interfaces to complete the model (Middleware)

  • Create apps that really check expiration and CRLs

  • Policy stuff… and documentation


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