Installing, configuring, and running the Owner server

Install the fdo-owner-cli and fdo-owner-onboarding-server RPM package to enable the systems to receive the voucher generated by the Manufacturing server during the first device boot. The Rendezvous server then matches the device UUID with the target platform or cloud and informs the device about which Owner server endpoint the device must use.

  • The device where the server will be deployed has a Trusted Platform Module (TPM) device to encrypt the disk. If not, you will get an error when booting the Fedora IoT device.

  • You created the device_ca_cert.pem, owner_key.der, and owner_cert.pem with keys and certificates and copied them into the /etc/fdo/keys directory.

  1. Install the required RPMs in this server:

    # dnf install -y fdo-owner-cli fdo-owner-onboarding-server
  2. Prepare the owner-onboarding-server.yml configuration file and save it to the /etc/fdo/ directory. Include the path to the certificates you already copied and information about where to publish the Owner server service in this file.

    The following is an example available in /usr/share/doc/fdo/owner-onboarding-server.yml. You can find references to the Service Info API, such as the URL or the authentication token.

        path: /etc/fdo/stores/owner_vouchers
        path: /etc/fdo/stores/owner_onboarding_sessions
    trusted_device_keys_path: /etc/fdo/keys/device_ca_cert.pem
    owner_private_key_path: /etc/fdo/keys/owner_key.der
    owner_public_key_path: /etc/fdo/keys/owner_cert.pem
    bind: ""
    service_info_api_url: ""
        token: Kpt5P/5flBkaiNSvDYS3cEdBQXJn2Zv9n1D50431/lo=
      - transport: http
          - ip_address:
        port: 8081
  3. Create and configure the Service Info API.

    1. Add the automated information for onboarding, such as user creation, files to be copied or created, commands to be executed, disk to be encrypted, and so on. Use the Service Info API configuration file example in /usr/share/doc/fdo/serviceinfo-api-server.yml as a template to create the configuration file under /etc/fdo/.

          username: admin
            - "ssh-rsa AAAA...."
          - disk_label: /dev/vda3
              pin: tpm2
              config: "{}"
            reencrypt: true
      bind: ""
          path: /etc/fdo/stores/serviceinfo_api_devices
      service_info_auth_token: Kpt5P/5flBkaiNSvDYS3cEdBQXJn2Zv9n1D50431/lo=
      admin_auth_token: zJNoErq7aa0RusJ1w0tkTjdITdMCWYkndzVv7F0V42Q=
  4. Check the status of the systemd units:

    # systemctl list-unit-files | grep fdo
    fdo-owner-onboarding-server.service        disabled        disabled
    fdo-serviceinfo-api-server.service         disabled        disabled
    1. If the service is stopped and disabled, enable and start it:

      # systemctl enable --now fdo-owner-onboarding-server.service
      # systemctl enable --now fdo-serviceinfo-api-server.service
      You must restart the systemd services every time you change the configuration files.
  5. Check that the server is listening on the default configured port 8083:

    # ss -ltn
  6. Open the port if you have a firewall configured on this server:

    # firewall-cmd --add-port=8081/tcp --permanent
    # firewall-cmd --add-port=8083/tcp --permanent
    # systemctl restart firewalld