The Dartmouth OpenCA-LiveCD is a bootable CD with an installation
script to help people have an OpenCA Certificate Authority ready for
testing in just a few minutes.
This CD works on most Intel architecture PCs regardless of what
operating system is installed on its hard disk and even without any
hard disk installed.
It will not modify any contents of your hard disk unless you
specifically ask it to do so.
You can download the CD image from http://media.dartmouth.edu/~deploypki/openca-livecd.iso
You can get documentation about how to use the CD image at http://www.dartmouth.edu/~deploypki/CA/OpenCA-LiveCD.html
. Ron Dinapoli from Cornell has contributed an excellent
and very thorough document describing the use of OpenCA
LiveCD in much greater detail than our own documentation.
- Download the Dartmouth
OpenCA-LiveCD disk image.
- Burn the CD image onto a CD
- et the PC to boot from a system CD (you may need to reorder boot
devices to prevent the system from booting off your hard disk even
though you have the boot CD inserted)
- Insert the CD into the drive, and restart the system
- The PC will boot, and a configuration script will start
automatically, allowing you to customize your Certificate Authority:
- Origanization name
- Location (state)
- CA Admin email address
- Follow the directions for initialization of the CA located here.
- At the end of the instruction process, clients can request
certificates over the web, and the admin can issue certificates from
the mozilla interface on the installed machine.
Last Modified: 8/11/2005