Correct SSL script for Kafka deployment


I wrote some time ago a post about certificate generation in order to secure Kafka cluster.

Long story short, it was wrong!

Here is the correct version that returns O (keystore is correctly generated and used)

HOST=<%= @fqdn %>
PASSWORD=<%= @pass %>
KEYSTOREPASS=<%= @keystorepass %>

keytool -keystore kafka.server.temp.keystore.jks -alias $HOST -validity $VALIDITY -genkey -dname "CN=${HOST}, OU=Myteam, O=Mycompany, L=Bucharest S=Romania C=RO" -storepass $KEYSTOREPASS -keypass $KEYSTOREPASS
openssl req -new -x509 -keyout ca-key -out ca-cert -days $VALIDITY -subj "/CN=${HOST}/OU=Myteam/O=MyCompany/L=Bucharest/S=Romania/C=RO" -passout pass:$PASSWORD
keytool -keystore kafka.server.temp.keystore.jks -alias $HOST -certreq -file cert-file-${HOST}.host -storepass $KEYSTOREPASS
openssl x509 -req -CA ca-cert -CAkey ca-key -in cert-file-${HOST}.host -out cert-signed-${HOST}.host -days $VALIDITY -CAcreateserial -passin pass:$PASSWORD
keytool -keystore kafka.server.keystore.jks -alias $HOST -import -file cert-signed-${HOST}.host -storepass $KEYSTOREPASS -noprompt
keytool -keystore kafka.server.keystore.jks -alias CARoot -import -file ca-cert -storepass $KEYSTOREPASS -noprompt
keytool -keystore kafka.server.truststore.jks -alias CARoot -import -file ca-cert -storepass $KEYSTOREPASS -noprompt

<% @servers.each do |server| -%>
# <%= server %>
keytool -keystore kafka.server.temp.keystore.jks -alias <%= server %> -validity $VALIDITY -genkey -dname "CN=<%= server %>, OU=Myteam, O=MyCompany, L=Bucharest S=Romania C=RO" -storepass $KEYSTOREPASS -keypass $KEYSTOREPASS
keytool -keystore kafka.server.temp.keystore.jks -alias <%= server %> -certreq -file cert-file-<%= server %>.host -storepass $KEYSTOREPASS
openssl x509 -req -CA ca-cert -CAkey ca-key -in cert-file-<%= server %>.host -out cert-signed-<%= server %>.host -days $VALIDITY -CAcreateserial -passin pass:$PASSWORD
keytool -keystore kafka.server.keystore.jks -alias <%= server %> -import -file cert-signed-<%= server %>.host -storepass $KEYSTOREPASS -noprompt
<% end -%>

keytool -keystore kafka.client.temp.keystore.jks -alias 'client' -validity $VALIDITY -genkey -dname "CN=${HOST}, OU=Myteam, O=MyCompany, L=Bucharest S=Romania C=RO" -storepass $KEYSTOREPASS -keypass $KEYSTOREPASS
keytool -keystore kafka.client.temp.keystore.jks -alias 'client' -certreq -file -storepass $KEYSTOREPASS
openssl x509 -req -CA ca-cert -CAkey ca-key -in -out -days $VALIDITY -CAcreateserial -passin pass:$PASSWORD
keytool -keystore kafka.client.keystore.jks -alias $HOST -import -file -storepass $KEYSTOREPASS -noprompt
keytool -keystore kafka.client.truststore.jks -alias CARoot -import -file ca-cert -storepass $KEYSTOREPASS -noprompt

Here is also a link to the old article for comparison wrong way to do it

PS: It seems that this is also wrong. Please check article