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Gateway tunnelling setup

This guide describes the steps necessary to setup the gateway tunnelling functionality which allows remote access to edge gateways using SISH

Edge Instance Setup

SSH keys

  • mkdir -p deployment/sish/pubkeys deployment/sish/client deployment/sish/keys
  • ssh-keygen -t ed25519 -b 4096 -f client
  • mv deployment/sish/pubkeys
  • mv client deployment/sish/client (this will be needed by the edge instances) - Optionally encrypt this file using gradle task
  • ssh-keygen -t ed25519 -b 4096 -f server_key
  • mv server_key deployment/sish/keys

Docker envrionment variables

  • Set Keycloak container environment variables:
    • KC_HOSTNAME: This must be blank or completely removed (i.e. do not set this environment variable)
  • Set manager environment variables:
    • OR_GATEWAY_TUNNEL_SSH_KEY_FILE=<PATH_TO_PUBLIC_SISH_KEY> (/deployment/sish/client/cert)

Central Instance Setup

  • Set AWS_ROUTE53_ROLE on proxy container (this can be left as empty string to inherit from AWS EC2 instance provided the instance is using a cloudformation template that sets this value in /etc/environment)
  • Set DOMAINNAMES to include wildcard certificate e.g. *
  • Add wildcard DNS A/AAAA record(s) e.g. *
  • Uncomment/add sish service in Docker Compose profile
  • Set SISH_HOST and SISH_PORT on proxy container
  • Set TCP port range in sish service (to allow raw TCP tunnelling)
  • Allow inbound access to port 2222 and to the TCP port range exposed on the instance
  • Generate or select existing SSH private key and add this to the deployment image and set SISH variable: --private-keys-directory