[tuf] Re: RubyGems/TUF Hack Week Project at Square

Tony Arcieri bascule at gmail.com
Mon Nov 18 19:47:08 UTC 2013


Aha! Is that this project?

https://github.com/PoppySeedPlehzr/gemsontuf


On Mon, Nov 18, 2013 at 11:46 AM, Justin Cappos <jcappos at nyu.edu> wrote:

> Four of the students in my App Sec class built this.   They are trying to
> get an end-to-end integration of TUF with gem going.
>
> I'll forward the email they sent a few days ago to the lists.
>
> Thanks,
> Justin
>
>
> On Mon, Nov 18, 2013 at 2:38 PM, Tony Arcieri <bascule at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> We found this somehow and it seems interesting:
>>
>> http://mirror1.poly.edu/test-rubygems/
>>
>> This looks like an example of how TUF's metadata formats could live
>> side-by-side with the existing RubyGems formats. Is that the case? Any idea
>> where this came from?
>>
>>
>>
>> On Sun, Nov 17, 2013 at 4:44 PM, Tony Arcieri <bascule at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>> Square's Hack Week starts tomorrow, and we'll be doing a project to add
>>> security to RubyGems. We have been looking at the TUF work that is already
>>> being done on PyPI/pip as a sort of design document for how we might apply
>>> these same sorts of ideas to RubyGems:
>>>
>>> https://github.com/theupdateframework/pep-on-pypi-with-tuf
>>>
>>> I'm thinking we could even fork this document and create a derived one
>>> that's applicable to RubyGems.
>>>
>>> There are at least 17 interested developers on this project, so I hope
>>> we can accomplish something within a week!
>>>
>>> I just wanted to touch base with the RubyGems people/TUF people so you
>>> know 1) this is happening 2) can give us some feedback as far as whether
>>> we're doing a good job ;)
>>>
>>> This project will focus on looking at the RubyGems ecosystem end-to-end
>>> and applying the TUF design principles to the respective parts of this
>>> system. It's expected to leverage the existing digital signature system
>>> that's already in place in RubyGems, but add additional security around
>>> things like Gemcutter, bundler-api, and RubyGems mirrors, per TUF's
>>> separation-of-responsibilities principles.
>>>
>>> One of the design principles of TUF is for users to not see an impact in
>>> their experience *unless* the system has been compromised and we certainly
>>> hope to attain that too. The only additional step this project would add to
>>> the workflow would be mandatory gem signing using the standard RubyGems
>>> commands for doing so as they exist today.
>>>
>>> --
>>> Tony Arcieri
>>>
>>
>>
>>
>> --
>> Tony Arcieri
>>
>
>


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Tony Arcieri


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