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Improved method to securely verify AIX filesets and install images
Currently, the only way to securely verify AIX filesets is during an install operation with the chsignpolicy command set, but even this requires installing the bos.rte.install and bos.dsc filesets in order to obtain the fileset signatures.
AIX should provide a way to verify the integrity of install/update filesets and images that does not require first installing a fileset that has not been verified itself. Requiring the bos.dsc fileset to be installed first makes things particularly challenging when attempting to verify the integrity of files on a NIM server prior to install.
Something like Red Hat has documented could be ideal:
Here, Red Hat signs rpm packages with a GPG private key and then distributes a GPG public key. Users can then verify rpm packages using just the GPG public key and the rpm command itself as the signature information is contained within the individual rpm packages.
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