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Table of Contents
Please see the GSI-OpenSSH Command Reference.
GSI-enabled OpenSSH does not provide any domain-specific interfaces.
The GSI-enabled OpenSSH software is installed with a default set of
configuration files, described below.
You may want to modify the
ssh_config file before using the
clients and the
sshd_config file before using the server.
If the GSI-enabled OpenSSH install script finds existing SSH key pairs, it will create symbolic links to them rather than generating new key pairs. The SSH key pairs are not required for GSI authentication. However, if you wish to support other SSH authentication methods, make sure the sshd (running as root) can read the key pair files (i.e., beware of NFS mounts with root_squash). If running multiple sshds on a system, we recommend configuring them so they all use the same key pairs (i.e., use symbolic links) to avoid client-side confusion.
moduli is a crypto parameter for generating keys.
ssh_config contains options that are read by ssh, scp, and sftp at run-time. The installed version is the default provided by OpenSSH, with X11Forwarding enabled. You may need to customize this file for compatibility with your system SSH installation (i.e., compare it with /etc/ssh/ssh_config).
Your system's RSA public-/private-key pair for SSH protocol 1 communications.
Your system's DSA public-/private-key pair for SSH protocol 2 communications.
Your system's RSA public-/private-key pair for SSH protocol 2 communications.
ssh_prng_cmds contains paths to a number of files that ssh-keygen may need to use if your system does not have a built-in entropy pool (like /dev/random).
sshd_config contains options that are read by sshd when it starts up. The installed version is the default provided by OpenSSH, with X11Forwarding enabled. You may need to customize this file for compatibility with your system SSH installation (i.e., compare it with /etc/ssh/sshd_config). For example, to enable PAM authentication, you will need to set "UsePAM yes" in this file.
The GSI-enabled OpenSSHD needs to be able to find certain files and directories in order to properly function.
The items that OpenSSHD needs to be able to locate, their default location and the environment variable to override the default location are:
Default location: /etc/grid-security/hostkey.pem
Override with X509_USER_KEY environment variable
Default location: /etc/grid-security/hostcert.pem
Override with X509_USER_CERT environment variable
Default location: /etc/grid-security/grid-mapfile
Override with GRIDMAP environment variable
Default location: /etc/grid-security/certificates
Override with X509_CERT_DIR environment variable