5.3.3 authkeys

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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


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.


[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


Give the authkeys file correct permissions.

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


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/


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