Assignment 0: Define
The recommended way to run the
scone CLI (Command Line Interface) is inside a container of your computer or a remote computer. The syntax to run a command inside a container is quite verbose and it is challenging to remember all the required options.
Some of the
scone CLI commands store state in your home directory:
$HOME/.caskeeps state related to the
scone cas(configuration and attestation service) instances. For each instance that you have attested, it contains the certificate and the attestation report. This file also contains a private/public key pair to authenticate you to CAS. The
sconeCLI generates this key pair the first time you need the key pair.
$HOME/.sconecontains state related to the
sconeCLI. Often, this file might be empty.
To simplify the usage of the
scone CLI, we recommend using an alias. In case you are using the
bash shell, this might look as follows:
alias scone="docker run -it --rm \
-v /var/run/docker.sock:/var/run/docker.sock \
-v \"$HOME/.docker:/root/.docker\" \
-v \"$HOME/.cas:/root/.cas\" \
-v \"$HOME/.scone:/root/.scone\" \
-v \"\$PWD:/root\" \
-w /root \
Try to add this
alias to your shell defaults to ensure that this alias is automatically defined. If you use
bash as a shell, you might want to add this alias as part of
.bashrc in your home directory, i.e., in
~/.bashrc. If you use
zsh, you could add the alias as part of
Checking the result
Start a new instance of your shell, say,
bash. You can check if an alias
scone already exists by typing:
type -a scone
This command will print the alias. If
scone is not defined, it will print an error.
Given that alias
scone is defined, you can now execute commands like:
scone session --help
To print help messages regarding session related commands:
Manage CAS sessions
rust-cli session <SUBCOMMAND>
-h, --help Prints help information
-V, --version Prints version information
check Check the syntax of the provided session file. Exits with a non-zero exit code on validation error
create Upload a new session to CAS. Prints the hash of the created session on success
help Prints this message or the help of the given subcommand(s)
read Load an active session from CAS and print it to stdout
update Update an existing session in CAS. Prints the hash of the updated session on success
verify Verify that a session active on CAS matches the given session. Prints the hash of the verified session
A solution for this task using
bash is available at Assignment 0.
Command Not Found
scone: command not found: the alias
sconedoes not seem to exist. Try to define.
docker: command not found:
dockeris not installed. Please install docker (or alternative) on your machine (see docker installation).
If you get an error message like:
Unable to find image 'registry.scontain.com/community/cli:latest' locally docker: Error response from daemon: pull access denied for registry.scontain.com/community/cli, repository does not exist or may require 'docker login': denied: requested access to the resource is denied. See 'docker run --help'.
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You might not have logged into
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You might try to access images that are not available as part of the community edition. Please send an email to email@example.com.
If you experience any additional issues, please let us know via email. We will add the issue and a proposed solution to this troubleshooting section.