Workers Key Generation Page

A new key-pair can be generated and its name stored as the next key in the configuration.

Make sure that each worker that should have a new key-pair generated has its check box selected.

Work from left to right for each worker and specify the required information.

Renew Keys

Column

Description

Signer

Name of the worker.

Clicking the link goes to the worker's page.

Old Key Alias

The name of the current key (if any).

This is stored in the configuration as the DEFAULTKEY property.

Key Algorithm

Name of the key algorithm to use for the new key.

Examples: RSA, DSA, ECDSA, AES.

The value is already filled in if the worker has a KEYALG property specified.

images/s/en_US/7901/58be3fa11e9ad58113c0ea45e7063389a7c7d344/_/images/icons/emoticons/warning.svg If generating a symmetric (secret) key and the specified key algorithm name is not present in the predefined list of known secret key algorithms, the key algorithm name must be specified with the prefix "SEC:", for example: SEC:Blowfish. Currently, the secret key list contains the algorithms AES and DES.

Key Specification

Parameters for the key generation process.

For RSA and DSA this should be the key length and for ECDSA the name of the curve.

Examples: 2048, 3072, secp256r1.

The value is already filled in if the worker has a KEYSPEC property specified.

New Key Alias

The name for the new key to generate.

Actions

Action

Description

Generate

Performs the key generation for each selected worker.

The result of the key generation is written out in the Result column.

If all key generations was successful the page is automatically switched back to the previous otherwise the page remains and the user has the ability to try again.

Cancel

Returns to the previous page.