Using the PKCS7 Signature to Verify the Instance Identity Document - Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud

Using the PKCS7 Signature to Verify the Instance Identity Document

This topic explains how to verify the instance identity document using the PKCS7 signature and the AWS DSA public certificate.

To verify the instance identity document using the PKCS7 signature and the AWS DSA public certificate

  1. Connect to the instance.

  2. Retrieve the PKCS7 signature from the instance metadata and add it to a file named pkcs7.

    1. Add the -----BEGIN PKCS7----- header to the pkcs7 file.

      $ echo "-----BEGIN PKCS7-----" > pkcs7
    2. Retrieve the PKCS7 signature from the instance metadata and append it to the pkcs7 file. Use one of the following commands depending on the IMDS version used by the instance.

      IMDSv2
      $ TOKEN=`curl -X PUT "http://169.254.169.254/latest/api/token" -H "X-aws-ec2-metadata-token-ttl-seconds: 21600"` \ && curl -H "X-aws-ec2-metadata-token: $TOKEN" -v http://169.254.169.254/latest/dynamic/instance-identity/pkcs7 >> pkcs7
      IMDSv1
      $ curl -s http://169.254.169.254/latest/dynamic/instance-identity/pkcs7 >> pkcs7
    3. Append the -----END PKCS7----- footer to a new line in the pkcs7 file.

      $ echo "" >> pkcs7 $ echo "-----END PKCS7-----" >> pkcs7
  3. Add the contents of the instance identity document from the instance metadata to a file named document. Use one of the following commands depending on the IMDS version used by the instance.

    IMDSv2
    $ TOKEN=`curl -X PUT "http://169.254.169.254/latest/api/token" -H "X-aws-ec2-metadata-token-ttl-seconds: 21600"` \ && curl -H "X-aws-ec2-metadata-token: $TOKEN" -v http://169.254.169.254/latest/dynamic/instance-identity/document > document
    IMDSv1
    $ curl -s http://169.254.169.254/latest/dynamic/instance-identity/document > document
  4. Add the AWS DSA public certificate to a file named certificate.

    1. Create the certificate file.

      $ touch certificate
    2. Open the certificate file using your preferred text editor and add the contents of the AWS DSA public certificate. Choose the correct certificate for the AWS Region that your instance is in.

      Important

      If the AWS DSA public certificate for your Region is not listed below, contact AWS Support.

      Other AWS Regions

      The following AWS public certificate is for all AWS Regions, except Hong Kong, Bahrain, China, and GovCloud.

      -----BEGIN CERTIFICATE----- MIIC7TCCAq0CCQCWukjZ5V4aZzAJBgcqhkjOOAQDMFwxCzAJBgNVBAYTAlVTMRkw FwYDVQQIExBXYXNoaW5ndG9uIFN0YXRlMRAwDgYDVQQHEwdTZWF0dGxlMSAwHgYD VQQKExdBbWF6b24gV2ViIFNlcnZpY2VzIExMQzAeFw0xMjAxMDUxMjU2MTJaFw0z ODAxMDUxMjU2MTJaMFwxCzAJBgNVBAYTAlVTMRkwFwYDVQQIExBXYXNoaW5ndG9u IFN0YXRlMRAwDgYDVQQHEwdTZWF0dGxlMSAwHgYDVQQKExdBbWF6b24gV2ViIFNl cnZpY2VzIExMQzCCAbcwggEsBgcqhkjOOAQBMIIBHwKBgQCjkvcS2bb1VQ4yt/5e ih5OO6kK/n1Lzllr7D8ZwtQP8fOEpp5E2ng+D6Ud1Z1gYipr58Kj3nssSNpI6bX3 VyIQzK7wLclnd/YozqNNmgIyZecN7EglK9ITHJLP+x8FtUpt3QbyYXJdmVMegN6P hviYt5JH/nYl4hh3Pa1HJdskgQIVALVJ3ER11+Ko4tP6nwvHwh6+ERYRAoGBAI1j k+tkqMVHuAFcvAGKocTgsjJem6/5qomzJuKDmbJNu9Qxw3rAotXau8Qe+MBcJl/U hhy1KHVpCGl9fueQ2s6IL0CaO/buycU1CiYQk40KNHCcHfNiZbdlx1E9rpUp7bnF lRa2v1ntMX3caRVDdbtPEWmdxSCYsYFDk4mZrOLBA4GEAAKBgEbmeve5f8LIE/Gf MNmP9CM5eovQOGx5ho8WqD+aTebs+k2tn92BBPqeZqpWRa5P/+jrdKml1qx4llHW MXrs3IgIb6+hUIB+S8dz8/mmO0bpr76RoZVCXYab2CZedFut7qc3WUH9+EUAH5mw vSeDCOUMYQR7R9LINYwouHIziqQYMAkGByqGSM44BAMDLwAwLAIUWXBlk40xTwSw 7HX32MxXYruse9ACFBNGmdX2ZBrVNGrN9N2f6ROk0k9K -----END CERTIFICATE-----
      Hong Kong Region

      The AWS public certificate for the Hong Kong Region is as follows.

      -----BEGIN CERTIFICATE----- MIIC7zCCAq4CCQCO7MJe5Y3VLjAJBgcqhkjOOAQDMFwxCzAJBgNVBAYTAlVTMRkw FwYDVQQIExBXYXNoaW5ndG9uIFN0YXRlMRAwDgYDVQQHEwdTZWF0dGxlMSAwHgYD VQQKExdBbWF6b24gV2ViIFNlcnZpY2VzIExMQzAeFw0xOTAyMDMwMjIxMjFaFw00 NTAyMDMwMjIxMjFaMFwxCzAJBgNVBAYTAlVTMRkwFwYDVQQIExBXYXNoaW5ndG9u IFN0YXRlMRAwDgYDVQQHEwdTZWF0dGxlMSAwHgYDVQQKExdBbWF6b24gV2ViIFNl cnZpY2VzIExMQzCCAbgwggEsBgcqhkjOOAQBMIIBHwKBgQDvQ9RzVvf4MAwGbqfX blCvCoVb9957OkLGn/04CowHXJ+vTBR7eyIa6AoXltsQXBOmrJswToFKKxT4gbuw jK7s9QQX4CmTRWcEgO2RXtZSVjOhsUQMh+yf7Ht4OVL97LWnNfGsX2cwjcRWHYgI 7lvnuBNBzLQHdSEwMNq0Bk76PwIVAMan6XIEEPnwr4e6u/RNnWBGKd9FAoGBAOCG eSNmxpW4QFu4pIlAykm6EnTZKKHT87gdXkAkfoC5fAfOxxhnE2HezZHp9Ap2tMV5 8bWNvoPHvoKCQqwfm+OUBlAxC/3vqoVkKL2mG1KgUH9+hrtpMTkwO3RREnKe7I5O x9qDimJpOihrL4I0dYvy9xUOoz+DzFAW8+ylWVYpA4GFAAKBgQDbnBAKSxWr9QHY 6Dt+EFdGz6lAZLedeBKpaP53Z1DTO34J0C55YbJTwBTFGqPtOLxnUVDlGiD6GbmC 80f3jvogPR1mSmGsydbNbZnbUEVWrRhe+y5zJ3g9qs/DWmDW0deEFvkhWVnLJkFJ 9pdOu/ibRPH1lE2nz6pK7GbOQtLyHTAJBgcqhkjOOAQDAzAAMC0CFQCoJlwGtJQC cLoM4p/jtVFOj26xbgIUUS4pDKyHaG/eaygLTtFpFJqzWHc= -----END CERTIFICATE-----
      Bahrain Region

      The AWS public certificate for the Bahrain Region is as follows.

      -----BEGIN CERTIFICATE----- MIIC7jCCAq4CCQCVWIgSmP8RhTAJBgcqhkjOOAQDMFwxCzAJBgNVBAYTAlVTMRkw FwYDVQQIExBXYXNoaW5ndG9uIFN0YXRlMRAwDgYDVQQHEwdTZWF0dGxlMSAwHgYD VQQKExdBbWF6b24gV2ViIFNlcnZpY2VzIExMQzAeFw0xOTAyMDUxMzA2MjFaFw00 NTAyMDUxMzA2MjFaMFwxCzAJBgNVBAYTAlVTMRkwFwYDVQQIExBXYXNoaW5ndG9u IFN0YXRlMRAwDgYDVQQHEwdTZWF0dGxlMSAwHgYDVQQKExdBbWF6b24gV2ViIFNl cnZpY2VzIExMQzCCAbgwggEsBgcqhkjOOAQBMIIBHwKBgQDcwojQfgWdV1QliO0B 8n6cLZ38VE7ZmrjZ9OQV//Gst6S1h7euhC23YppKXi1zovefSDwFU54zi3/oJ++q PHlP1WGL8IZ34BUgRTtG4TVolvp0smjkMvyRu5hIdKtzjV93Ccx15gVgyk+o1IEG fZ2Kbw/Dd8JfoPS7KaSCmJKxXQIVAIZbIaDFRGa2qcMkW2HWASyNDl7bAoGBANtz IdhfMq+l2I5iofY2oj3HI21Kj3LtZrWEg3W+/4rVhL3lTm0Nne1rl9yGujrjQwy5 Zp9V4A/w9w2O10Lx4K6hj34Eefy/aQnZwNdNhv/FQP7Az0fju+Yl6L13OOHQrL0z Q+9cF7zEosekEnBQx3v6psNknKgD3Shgx+GO/LpCA4GFAAKBgQCVS7m77nuNAlZ8 wvUqcooxXMPkxJFl54NxAsAul9KP9KN4svm0O3Zrb7t2FOtXRM8zU3TqMpryq1o5 mpMPsZDg6RXo9BF7Hn0DoZ6PJTamkFA6md+NyTJWJKvXC7iJ8fGDBJqTciUHuCKr 12AztQ8bFWsrTgTzPE3p6U5ckcgV1TAJBgcqhkjOOAQDAy8AMCwCFB2NZGWm5EDl 86ayV3c1PEDukgQIAhQow38rQkN/VwHVeSW9DqEshXHjuQ== -----END CERTIFICATE-----
      GovCloud Regions

      The AWS public certificate for the AWS GovCloud Regions is as follows.

      -----BEGIN CERTIFICATE----- MIIC7TCCAq0CCQCWukjZ5V4aZzAJBgcqhkjOOAQDMFwxCzAJBgNVBAYTAlVTMRkw FwYDVQQIExBXYXNoaW5ndG9uIFN0YXRlMRAwDgYDVQQHEwdTZWF0dGxlMSAwHgYD VQQKExdBbWF6b24gV2ViIFNlcnZpY2VzIExMQzAeFw0xMjAxMDUxMjU2MTJaFw0z ODAxMDUxMjU2MTJaMFwxCzAJBgNVBAYTAlVTMRkwFwYDVQQIExBXYXNoaW5ndG9u IFN0YXRlMRAwDgYDVQQHEwdTZWF0dGxlMSAwHgYDVQQKExdBbWF6b24gV2ViIFNl cnZpY2VzIExMQzCCAbcwggEsBgcqhkjOOAQBMIIBHwKBgQCjkvcS2bb1VQ4yt/5e ih5OO6kK/n1Lzllr7D8ZwtQP8fOEpp5E2ng+D6Ud1Z1gYipr58Kj3nssSNpI6bX3 VyIQzK7wLclnd/YozqNNmgIyZecN7EglK9ITHJLP+x8FtUpt3QbyYXJdmVMegN6P hviYt5JH/nYl4hh3Pa1HJdskgQIVALVJ3ER11+Ko4tP6nwvHwh6+ERYRAoGBAI1j k+tkqMVHuAFcvAGKocTgsjJem6/5qomzJuKDmbJNu9Qxw3rAotXau8Qe+MBcJl/U hhy1KHVpCGl9fueQ2s6IL0CaO/buycU1CiYQk40KNHCcHfNiZbdlx1E9rpUp7bnF lRa2v1ntMX3caRVDdbtPEWmdxSCYsYFDk4mZrOLBA4GEAAKBgEbmeve5f8LIE/Gf MNmP9CM5eovQOGx5ho8WqD+aTebs+k2tn92BBPqeZqpWRa5P/+jrdKml1qx4llHW MXrs3IgIb6+hUIB+S8dz8/mmO0bpr76RoZVCXYab2CZedFut7qc3WUH9+EUAH5mw vSeDCOUMYQR7R9LINYwouHIziqQYMAkGByqGSM44BAMDLwAwLAIUWXBlk40xTwSw 7HX32MxXYruse9ACFBNGmdX2ZBrVNGrN9N2f6ROk0k9K -----END CERTIFICATE-----
      China Regions

      The AWS public certificate for the China (Beijing) and China (Ningxia) Regions is as follows.

      -----BEGIN CERTIFICATE----- MIIDNjCCAh4CCQD3yZ1w1AVkTzANBgkqhkiG9w0BAQsFADBcMQswCQYDVQQGEwJV UzEZMBcGA1UECBMQV2FzaGluZ3RvbiBTdGF0ZTEQMA4GA1UEBxMHU2VhdHRsZTEg MB4GA1UEChMXQW1hem9uIFdlYiBTZXJ2aWNlcyBMTEMwIBcNMTUwNTEzMDk1OTE1 WhgPMjE5NDEwMTYwOTU5MTVaMFwxCzAJBgNVBAYTAlVTMRkwFwYDVQQIExBXYXNo aW5ndG9uIFN0YXRlMRAwDgYDVQQHEwdTZWF0dGxlMSAwHgYDVQQKExdBbWF6b24g V2ViIFNlcnZpY2VzIExMQzCCASIwDQYJKoZIhvcNAQEBBQADggEPADCCAQoCggEB AMWk9vyppSmDU3AxZ2Cy2bvKeK3F1UqNpMuyeriizi+NTsZ8tQqtNloaQcqhto/l gsw9+QSnEJeYWnmivJWOBdn9CyDpN7cpHVmeGgNJL2fvImWyWe2f2Kq/BL9l7N7C P2ZT52/sH9orlck1n2zO8xPi7MItgPHQwu3OxsGQsAdWucdxjHGtdchulpo1uJ31 jsTAPKZ3p1/sxPXBBAgBMatPHhRBqhwHO/Twm4J3GmTLWN7oVDds4W3bPKQfnw3r vtBj/SM4/IgQ3xJslFcl90TZbQbgxIi88R/gWTbs7GsyT2PzstU30yLdJhKfdZKz /aIzraHvoDTWFaOdy0+OOaECAwEAATANBgkqhkiG9w0BAQsFAAOCAQEAdSzN2+0E V1BfR3DPWJHWRf1b7zl+1X/ZseW2hYE5r6YxrLv+1VPf/L5I6kB7GEtqhZUqteY7 zAceoLrVu/7OynRyfQetJVGichaaxLNM3lcr6kcxOowb+WQQ84cwrB3keykH4gRX KHB2rlWSxta+2panSEO1JX2q5jhcFP90rDOtZjlpYv57N/Z9iQ+dvQPJnChdq3BK 5pZlnIDnVVxqRike7BFy8tKyPj7HzoPEF5mh9Kfnn1YoSVu+61lMVv/qRjnyKfS9 c96nE98sYFj0ZVBzXw8Sq4Gh8FiVmFHbQp1peGC19idOUqxPxWsasWxQXO0azYsP 9RyWLHKxH1dMuA== -----END CERTIFICATE-----
    3. Save and close the file.

  5. Use the OpenSSL smime command to verify the signature. Include the -verify option to indicate that the signature needs to be verified, and the -noverify option to indicate that the certificate does not need to be verified.

    $ openssl smime -verify -in pkcs7 -inform PEM -content document -certfile certificate -noverify

    If the signature is valid, the Verification successful message appears. If the signature cannot be verified, contact AWS Support.