This post is a personal request from a colleague who wanted to know the bare minimum needed to work with my ssh-ca script. Once you have the script (self-contained, no need for my entire bashfiles):
ssh-ca setup ssh-ca sign ~/.ssh/id_rsa ssh-ca install email@example.com
Repeat the sign step for all the keys you want to sign, and the install step for all the servers you want to trust the CA.
But I want to sign server keys!
ssh-ca setup for key in /etc/ssh/ssh_host_*_key.pub; do ssh-ca signhost "$key"; done ssh-ca trustconfig # copy the second line and add it to the known_hosts file of any client you want to trust the server keys
Admittedly, this is not as magical as the client key flow, but it’s the best I’ve got.