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Bug #3939

Kepler Unique LSID Namespace generation

Added by Aaron Aaron about 10 years ago. Updated almost 10 years ago.

Status:
Resolved
Priority:
Immediate
Assignee:
Category:
core
Target version:
Start date:
04/03/2009
Due date:
% Done:

0%

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Bugzilla-Id:
3939

Description

The Kepler installer should generate a public/private key pair upon installation. The private key is then used to digitally sign generated KARs from that particular Kepler instance. The public key is included inside the KAR as a separate KAREntry. This public key along with the locally generated LSID will provide for determining the uniqueness of KARs regardless of internet connectivity.

PLSID_requirements.html (7.96 KB) PLSID_requirements.html Aaron Aaron, 04/20/2009 10:20 AM

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#2 Updated by Aaron Aaron about 10 years ago

The following requirements have been implemented:
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A Kepler instance always has a unique authority/namespace.

Ship Kepler with a list of valid authorities for providing unique namespaces.

During installation of a Kepler instance

IF a network connection is available

and an authority can be reached

and a namespace can be assigned

record authority and assigned namespace in the common module directory (not the cache directory)

call this file InstanceAuthNamespace { file contents example: kepler-project.org:3271 }

refer to an LSID generated using this kind of Authorized Namespace as a Verified LSID (VLSID)

ELSE

create a version 4 UUID and save it to disk as the existing namespace using "uuid" as the authority

call this file InstanceAuthNamespace { file contents example: uuid:7e1d1daf-4890-4e84-bcf4-e9192254461a }

refer to an LSID generated using this kind of Unauthorized Namespace as a Probabilistic LSID (PLSID)

#3 Updated by Aaron Aaron about 10 years ago

To test out getting a unique namespace from the test Authority Namespace service, delete the InstanceAuthNamespace file in the root directory of the common module (if it exists). A new file will be generated the next time you start Kepler.

#4 Updated by Aaron Aaron almost 10 years ago

Documentation for the KeplerLSID system will be maintained here:

https://kepler-project.org/developers/teams/framework/kepler-life-science-identifiers-keplerlsid

#5 Updated by Redmine Admin about 6 years ago

Original Bugzilla ID was 3939

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