Create a pool of pre-bootstrapped keys
How to create pre-seeded keys beforehand and transfer these to devices in production
It is possible to pre-create qbee-keys for prodcution. In this tutorial we show you how to bootstrap devices beforehand and transfer the necessary files and keys to devices afterwards. This allows to pre-breed qbee keys that can be used in a production process that does not want to run the bootstrap procedure due to timing or no internet.
Steps and pre-requisites for creating qbee-keys:
- a defined bootstrap key that assigns devices to a group and allows auto-accept
- a device to create these keys on
- download the script to your device and run it
- trigger the bootstrap process on the production devices as indicated below
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Then you need to create a bootstrap key that has auto-accpet and a group assignment enabled.
This will create a client config structure that needs to be copied to the individual device. Each time you run it a new folder will be created that has a new unique ID. Thus you can initiate multiple of these runs below without overwriting the seeded keys and files.
On the device you need to run
/opt/qbee/bin/qbee-bootstrap -F until you have the file
/var/lib/qbee/inputs/promises.cf. Depending on the network this might need to be run in a loop.