3.2. Manually Setting up Key Archival

Important

This procedure is unnecessary if the CA and KRA are in the same security domain. This procedure is only required for CAs outside the security domain.
Configuring key archival manually demands two things:
  • Having a trusted relationship between a CA and a KRA.
  • Having the enrollment form enabled for key archival, meaning it has key archival configured and the KRA transport certificate stored in the form.
In the same security domain, both of these configuration steps are done automatically when the KRA is configured because it is configured to have a trusted relationship with any CA in its security domain. It is possible to create that trusted relationship with Certificate Managers outside its security domain by manually configuring the trust relationships and profile enrollment forms.
  1. If necessary, create a trusted manager to establish a relationship between the Certificate Manager and the KRA.
    For the CA to be able to request key archival of the KRA, the two subsystems must be configured to recognize, trust, and communicate with each other. Verify that the Certificate Manager has been set up as a privileged user, with an appropriate SSL client authentication certificate, in the internal database of the KRA. By default, the Certificate Manager uses its subsystem certificate for SSL client authentication to the KRA.
  2. Copy the base-64 encoded transport certificate for the KRA.
    The transport certificate is stored in the KRA's certificate database, which can be retrieved using the certutil utility. If the transport certificate is signed by a Certificate Manager, then a copy of the certificate is available through the Certificate Manager end-entities page in the Retrieval tab.
    Alternatively, download the transport certificate using the pki ultility:
    # pki cert-find --name "KRA Transport certificate's subject common name"
    # pki cert-show serial_number --output transport.pem
  3. Add the transport certificate to the CA's CS.cfg file.
    ca.connector.KRA.enable=true
    ca.connector.KRA.host=server.example.com
    ca.connector.KRA.local=false
    ca.connector.KRA.nickName=subsystemCert cert-pki-ca
    ca.connector.KRA.port=8443
    ca.connector.KRA.timeout=30
    ca.connector.KRA.transportCert=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
    ca.connector.KRA.uri=/kra/agent/kra/connector
  4. Then edit the enrollment form and add or replace the transport certificate value in the keyTransportCert method.
    vim /var/lib/pki-ca/webapps/ca/ee/ca/ProfileSelect.template
    
    var keyTransportCert = 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;