5.3.3 authkeys

1.0: Configuring Samba

2.0: Configuring LDAP

3.0: Initialization LDAP Database

4.0: User Management

5.0: Heartbeat HA Configuration

6.0: DRBD

7.0: BIND DNS



Table of Contents

5.1 Requirements

5.2 Installation

5.3 Configuration

5.3.1 ha.cf

5.3.2 haresources

5.3.3 authkeys

5.4 Testing


The below method provides no security or authentication, so we recommended not to use. If however heartbeat communicates over a private link such as in our case (serial and crossover cable) there is no need to add this additional security.


Step1

[root@node1]# vi authkeys
## /etc/ha.d/authkeys
auth 1
1 crc

The preferred method is to sha encryption to authenticate nodes and their packets as below.

## /etc/ha.d/authkeys
auth 1
1 sha HeartbeatPassword


Step2

Give the authkeys file correct permissions.

[root@node1]# chmod 600 /etc/ha.d/authkeys


Step3

Copy the authkeys file to node2 so they can authenticate with each other.

[root@node1]# scp /etc/ha.d/authkeys root@node2:/etc/ha.d/


Step4

Login to node2 – your backup domain controller, use the exact same configuration as the primary domain controllers configuration files for heartbeat.