keylime-agent

Presently, we rely upon a certain level of trust for users that leverage baremetal resources. While we do perform cleaning between deployments, a malicious attacker could potentially modify firmware of attached devices in ways that may or may not be readily detectable.

The solution that has been proposed for this is the use of a measured launch environments with engagement of Trusted Platform Management (TPM) modules to help ensure that the running system profile is exactly as desired or approved, by the attestation service.

To leverage TPM’s for attestation, we propose Keylime, an open source remote boot attestation and runtime integrity measurement system. Keylime agent is a component of the Keylime suite which runs on the baremetal node we are attesting during cleaning and deployment steps. Keylime regisrar is a database of all agents registered with Keylime and hosts the public keys of the TPM vendors.

In order to enhance the ramdisk to support TPM 2.0 and Keylime, this keylime-agent element is proposed. This element provides configurations for Keylime agent to communicate with Keylime server. Keylime agent runs as a system service to collect Integrity Measurement Architecture (IMA) measurement lists and send the measurements to the Keylime verifier for attestation.

Environment Variables

DIB_KEYLIME_AGENT_REGISTRAR_IP
Required

Yes

Default

0

Description

The IP address of Keylime registrar server which Keylime agent communicates with.

DIB_KEYLIME_AGENT_REGISTRAR_PORT
Required

Yes

Default

8890

Description

The port of Keylime registrar server which Keylime agent communicates with.

REFERENCES

[1] github.com/keylime/ [2] review.opendev.org/c/openstack/ironic-specs/+/576718