Sigul – Connecting to server/bridge

Connecting to the Sigul Server and Sigul Bridge
This post is used for people who need to use a sigul server and bridge that has already been set up and configured. If you are looking for ways to configure, troubleshoot, or otherwise use another part of sigul, check my other posts on sigul:
Sigul Client Setup
Sigul Client – How to Sign/Testing the Client
Sigul Problems and Troubleshooting

For security purposes the Sigul Server is completely cut off from all network services except the sigul server service. It is also running on a VM so in order to use it you must ssh with x forwarding and start it in a special way.

SSH and Virtual Machine
SSH with x forwarding:

ssh -X -C [hostname of computer with VM]

Create a script(this solves some authentication problems):

XAUTHORITY=~/.Xauthority sudo virt-manager

From here you will have the ability to start/stop the bridge and server, along with logging in and configuring the services.

Starting the Sigul Server
Before being able to start the server you will need to enter a passphrase to use the encrypted logical volume. This LV contains the database which has the signing key.

First open the encrypted LV:

cryptsetup luksOpen /dev/fedora/sigul sigul

Next mount the mapping:

mount /dev/mapper/sigul /var/lib/sigul/

You can now start the Sigul Server:

systemctl start sigul_server.service

The logs are in:


Starting the Sigul Bridge
There is not really anything special to do here on the bridge.
Start the Sigul Bridge:

systemctl start sigul_bridge.service

The logs are in:


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