[PATCH 0/6] Enable loading local and third party keys on PowerVM guest

Mimi Zohar zohar at linux.ibm.com
Thu Aug 3 08:58:27 AEST 2023

On Fri, 2023-07-14 at 11:34 -0400, Nayna Jain wrote:
> On a secure boot enabled PowerVM guest, local and third party code signing
> keys are needed to verify signed applications, configuration files, and
> kernel modules.
> Loading these keys onto either the .secondary_trusted_keys or .ima
> keyrings requires the certificates be signed by keys on the
> .builtin_trusted_keys, .machine or .secondary_trusted_keys keyrings.
> Keys on the .builtin_trusted_keys keyring are trusted because of the chain
> of trust from secure boot up to and including the linux kernel.  Keys on
> the .machine keyring that derive their trust from an entity such as a
> security officer, administrator, system owner, or machine owner are said
> to have "imputed trust." The type of certificates and the mechanism for
> loading them onto the .machine keyring is platform dependent.
> Userspace may load certificates onto the .secondary_trusted_keys or .ima
> keyrings. However, keys may also need to be loaded by the kernel if they
> are needed for verification in early boot time. On PowerVM guest, third
> party code signing keys are loaded from the moduledb variable in the
> Platform KeyStore(PKS) onto the .secondary_trusted_keys.

Thanks, Nayna.   I've reviewed and done some initially testing up to


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