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authorDavid Woodhouse <David.Woodhouse@intel.com>2015-07-20 21:16:31 +0100
committerDavid Howells <dhowells@redhat.com>2015-08-07 16:26:14 +0100
commit99d27b1b52bd5cdf9bd9f7661ca8641e9a1b55e6 (patch)
tree8525b8bd99f20016d7e893fa4218951a0b249364 /Documentation
parentfb1179499134bc718dc7557c7a6a95dc72f224cb (diff)
modsign: Add explicit CONFIG_SYSTEM_TRUSTED_KEYS option
Let the user explicitly provide a file containing trusted keys, instead of just automatically finding files matching *.x509 in the build tree and trusting whatever we find. This really ought to be an *explicit* configuration, and the build rules for dealing with the files were fairly painful too. Fix applied from James Morris that removes an '=' from a macro definition in kernel/Makefile as this is a feature that only exists from GNU make 3.82 onwards. Signed-off-by: David Woodhouse <David.Woodhouse@intel.com> Signed-off-by: David Howells <dhowells@redhat.com>
Diffstat (limited to 'Documentation')
1 files changed, 11 insertions, 4 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/module-signing.txt b/Documentation/module-signing.txt
index 5d5e4e32dc26..4e62bc29666e 100644
--- a/Documentation/module-signing.txt
+++ b/Documentation/module-signing.txt
@@ -88,6 +88,7 @@ This has a number of options available:
than being a module) so that modules signed with that algorithm can have
their signatures checked without causing a dependency loop.
(4) "File name or PKCS#11 URI of module signing key" (CONFIG_MODULE_SIG_KEY)
Setting this option to something other than its default of
@@ -104,6 +105,13 @@ This has a number of options available:
means of the KBUILD_SIGN_PIN variable.
+ (5) "Additional X.509 keys for default system keyring" (CONFIG_SYSTEM_TRUSTED_KEYS)
+ This option can be set to the filename of a PEM-encoded file containing
+ additional certificates which will be included in the system keyring by
+ default.
@@ -171,10 +179,9 @@ in a keyring called ".system_keyring" that can be seen by:
302d2d52 I------ 1 perm 1f010000 0 0 asymmetri Fedora kernel signing key: d69a84e6bce3d216b979e9505b3e3ef9a7118079: X509.RSA a7118079 []
-Beyond the public key generated specifically for module signing, any file
-placed in the kernel source root directory or the kernel build root directory
-whose name is suffixed with ".x509" will be assumed to be an X.509 public key
-and will be added to the keyring.
+Beyond the public key generated specifically for module signing, additional
+trusted certificates can be provided in a PEM-encoded file referenced by the
+CONFIG_SYSTEM_TRUSTED_KEYS configuration option.
Further, the architecture code may take public keys from a hardware store and
add those in also (e.g. from the UEFI key database).