Check the logs
sudo journalctl -f -u gokeyless
sudo tail -f /var/log/gokeyless.log
Enable debug logging
$ cd /etc/keyless$ sudo -u keyless gokeyless --loglevel 0
Browsers are seeing a TLS connection failure after trying to connect
- Make sure your key server is accessible from outside your network (tcp/2407)
- Provide a packet capture:
$ sudo tcpdump -nni <interface> -s 0 -w keyless-$(date +%s).pcap port 2407
Clients are connecting, but immediately aborting
If you run gokeyless with debug logging enabled, and you see logs like this:
[DEBUG] connection 188.8.131.52:37490: reading half closed by client[DEBUG] connection 184.108.40.206:37490: server closing connection[DEBUG] connection 220.127.116.11:37490 removed[DEBUG] spawning new connection: 18.104.22.168:37862[DEBUG] connection 22.214.171.124:37862: reading half closed by client[DEBUG] connection 126.96.36.199:37862: server closing connection[DEBUG] connection 188.8.131.52:37862 removed
It likely indicates that the key server is not using an appropriate server.pem file, and the client is aborting the connection after the certificate exchange. The certificate must be signed by the keyless CA, and the SANs must include the hostname of the keyless server. Here is a valid example for a keyless server located at
11aa40b4a5db06d4889e48e2f.example.com (note the Subject Alternative Name and Authority Key Identifier:
$ openssl x509 -in server.pem -noout -text -certopt no_subject,no_header,no_version,no_serial,no_signame,no_validity,no_subject,no_issuer,no_pubkey,no_sigdump,no_aux | sed -e 's/^ //' X509v3 extensions: X509v3 Key Usage: critical Digital Signature, Key Encipherment X509v3 Extended Key Usage: TLS Web Server Authentication X509v3 Basic Constraints: critical CA:FALSE X509v3 Subject Key Identifier: DD:24:97:F1:A9:F1:4C:73:D9:1B:44:EC:A1:C3:10:E9:F0:41:98:BB X509v3 Authority Key Identifier: keyid:29:CE:8F:F1:9D:4C:BA:DE:55:78:D7:A6:29:E9:C5:FD:1D:9D:21:48 X509v3 Subject Alternative Name: DNS:11aa40b4a5db06d4889e48e2f.example.com X509v3 CRL Distribution Points: Full Name: URI:http://ca.cfdata.org/api/v1/crl/key_server
The gokeyless binary cannot load the CA file
Ensure that permissions are correct on all keys and certificates you have installed on the server.
Keyless is applying to hosts beyond what I want to test or use it for
You will need to either provide a certificate for only those hosts, or change the priority of the certificate in the Crypto app of your Cloudflare dashboard.
I want to run a key server on Windows
However, the key server is open source so you may attempt to build and deploy a binary, but running on Windows is not a supported configuration so you may experience problems that we will not be able to help with.