Thursday, January 3, 2008

Extramural Certificate Process

There are two certificates--one host certificate and one client certificate. They are created using the following commands:

$GLOBUS_LOCATION/bin/grid-cert-request -host `hostname`

** In the first command you can see why uniquely identifiable domain names are required for each server (-host ‘hostname’).

Each of these commands creates two files--one private key and one public key. Of course, the private key remains on the server.

The public keys are emailed to The HealthGrid folks (actually, we are working directly with one person) sign the keys then send the certificates back so that we may begin using the grid services.

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