Creating Secure Connections

One of the main focuses of Olympus is to be able to access any number of computers securely. To do this we will be using a RSA style key-pair to securely send and receive data between client and server. The source server has a list of all of the remote server’s public keys (the pubkeys are also used a unique identifiers to make each computer unique, independent of its IP address). When a new computer is added to the list the new remote computer will send its public key over to the source server. The sys-admin can then use a fingerprint to make sure that the key is correct, thus creating another secure connection. The communication between the web client and the source server will eventually be an ssl connection however for now we are still working out a few bugs with the encryption method and the certificates.

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