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Reusable django app to generate and manage x509 certificates

Project Description

Simple reusable django app implementing x509 PKI certificates management.



Current features

  • CA generation
  • Import existing CAs
  • End entity certificate generation
  • Import existing certificates
  • Certificate revocation
  • CRL view (public or protected)
  • Possibility to specify x509 extensions on each certificate

Project goals

  • provide a simple and reusable x509 PKI management django app
  • provide abstract models that can be imported and extended in larger django projects

Dependencies

  • Python 2.7 or Python >= 3.4
  • OpenSSL

Install stable version from pypi

Install from pypi:

pip install django-x509

Install development version

Install tarball:

pip install https://github.com/openwisp/django-x509/tarball/master

Alternatively you can install via pip using git:

pip install -e git+git://github.com/openwisp/django-x509#egg=django-x509

If you want to contribute, install your cloned fork:

git clone git@github.com:<your_fork>/django-x509.git
cd django-x509
python setup.py develop

Setup (integrate in an existing django project)

Add django_x509 to INSTALLED_APPS:

INSTALLED_APPS = [
    # other apps
    'django_x509',
]

Add the URLs to your main urls.py:

urlpatterns = [
    # ... other urls in your project ...

    # django-x509 urls
    # keep the namespace argument unchanged
    url(r'^', include('django_x509.urls', namespace='x509')),
]

Then run:

./manage.py migrate

Installing for development

Install sqlite:

sudo apt-get install sqlite3 libsqlite3-dev

Install your forked repo:

git clone git://github.com/<your_fork>/django-x509
cd django-x509/
python setup.py develop

Install test requirements:

pip install -r requirements-test.txt

Create database:

cd tests/
./manage.py migrate
./manage.py createsuperuser

Launch development server:

./manage.py runserver

You can access the admin interface at http://127.0.0.1:8000/admin/.

Run tests with:

./runtests.py

Settings

DJANGO_X509_DEFAULT_CERT_VALIDITY

type: int
default: 365

Default validity period (in days) when creating new x509 certificates.

DJANGO_X509_DEFAULT_CA_VALIDITY

type: int
default: 3650

Default validity period (in days) when creating new Certification Authorities.

DJANGO_X509_DEFAULT_KEY_LENGTH

type: int
default: 2048

Default key length for new CAs and new certificates.

Must be one of the following values:

  • 512
  • 1024
  • 2048
  • 4096

DJANGO_X509_DEFAULT_DIGEST_ALGORITHM

type: str
default: sha256

Default digest algorithm for new CAs and new certificates.

Must be one of the following values:

  • sha1
  • sha224
  • sha256
  • sha384
  • sha512

DJANGO_X509_CA_BASIC_CONSTRAINTS_CRITICAL

type: bool
default: True

Whether the basicConstraint x509 extension must be flagged as critical when creating new CAs.

DJANGO_X509_CA_BASIC_CONSTRAINTS_PATHLEN

type: int or None
default: 0

Value of the pathLenConstraint of basicConstraint x509 extension used when creating new CAs.

When this value is a positive int it represents the maximum number of non-self-issued intermediate certificates that may follow the generated certificate in a valid certification path.

Set this value to None to avoid imposing any limit.

DJANGO_X509_CA_KEYUSAGE_CRITICAL

type: bool
default: True

Whether the keyUsage x509 extension should be flagged as “critical” for new CAs.

DJANGO_X509_CA_KEYUSAGE_VALUE

type: str
default: cRLSign, keyCertSign

Value of the keyUsage x509 extension for new CAs.

DJANGO_X509_CERT_KEYUSAGE_CRITICAL

type: bool
default: False

Whether the keyUsage x509 extension should be flagged as “critical” for new end-entity certificates.

DJANGO_X509_CERT_KEYUSAGE_VALUE

type: str
default: digitalSignature, keyEncipherment

Value of the keyUsage x509 extension for new end-entity certificates.

DJANGO_X509_CRL_PROTECTED

type: bool
default: False

Whether the view for downloading Certificate Revocation Lists should be protected with authentication or not.

Extending django-x509

django-x509 provides a set of models and admin classes which can be imported, extended and reused by third party apps.

To extend django-x509, you MUST NOT add it to settings.INSTALLED_APPS, but you must create your own app (which goes into settings.INSTALLED_APPS), import the base classes from django-x509 and add your customizations.

Extending models

This example provides an example of how to extend the base models of django-x509 by adding a relation to another django model named Organization.

# models.py of your app
from django.db import models
from django_x509.base.models import AbstractCa, AbstractCert

# the model ``organizations.Organization`` is omitted for brevity
# if you are curious to see a real implementation, check out django-organizations


class OrganizationMixin(models.Model):
    organization = models.ForeignKey('organizations.Organization')

    class Meta:
        abstract = True


class Ca(OrganizationMixin, AbstractCa):
    class Meta(AbstractCa.Meta):
        abstract = False

    def clean(self):
        # your own validation logic here...
        pass


class Cert(OrganizationMixin, AbstractCert):
    ca = models.ForeignKey(Ca)

    class Meta(AbstractCert.Meta):
        abstract = False

    def clean(self):
        # your own validation logic here...
        pass

Extending the admin

Following the previous Organization example, you can avoid duplicating the admin code by importing the base admin classes and registering your models with.

# admin.py of your app
from django.contrib import admin

from django_x509.base.admin import CaAdmin as BaseCaAdmin
from django_x509.base.admin import CertAdmin as BaseCertAdmin

from .models import Ca, Cert


class CaAdmin(BaseCaAdmin):
    # extend/modify the default behaviour here
    pass


class CertAdmin(BaseCertAdmin):
    # extend/modify the default behaviour here
    pass


admin.site.register(Ca, CaAdmin)
admin.site.register(Cert, CertAdmin)

Contributing

  1. Announce your intentions in the OpenWISP Mailing List
  2. Fork this repo and install it
  3. Follow PEP8, Style Guide for Python Code
  4. Write code
  5. Write tests for your code
  6. Ensure all tests pass
  7. Ensure test coverage does not decrease
  8. Document your changes
  9. Send pull request

Changelog

See CHANGES.

License

See LICENSE.

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