The Virtuoso Conductor allows easy import of user-level CA (Certificate Authority) Keys through System Admin -> User Accounts -> Edit.

The dba user (typically) or other users may need CA keys to execute different services.

For ODS, the dba user must import a certificate with primary key and with name id_rsa. The process takes the following steps:

  1. A signing authority (e.g., RSA Labs) generates a site certificate.

  2. The site certificate is used to generate certificates for ODS users.

  3. The site certificate is imported with name id_rsa for user dba using the Conductor.

    Figure 17.6. Conductor CA Keys Import

    Conductor CA Keys Import

  4. As a result, the ODS user certificates can be authenticated against the site certificate.

If there is a service that requires a different key, the Conductor can be used to import another certificate for the relevant user.

You can use a Key from a global signing authority or produce a self-signed key using the Virtuoso Conductor .

Details and more information how to generate the key see in the next section.