Martin Preisler <mpreisle(a)redhat.com> writes:
For now I think we are better off starting with a very basic
integration and building more on top in the future.
That's the only way. :-)
As you know, Cockpit is gaining support for plugins: Eventually, people
will be able to develop and release a Cockpit plugin independently and
when someone installs it on a machine (with help from Cockpit), it will
show up in the Cockpit UI.
If we had plugin support already now, SCAP would be done as a plugin.
We don't, but you don't have to wait.
The server side of a Cockpit plugin is one or more D-Bus APIs and the UI
If you make a D-Bus API for SCAP, we can whip up some UI that talks to
it from inside Cockpit. We would evolve the UI code into a plugin, and
then hand it over to you.
The following form "fields" are needed to perform a single
- Target machine
- I assume this will be provided by the cockpit UI itself.
Yes. Cockpit takes care of accessing the target. You only need to
provide a D-Bus service locally on the target.
- Content file
- Tailoring file
By default when the form loads it will be populated with usable
values. Scan can be performed immediately without any manual changes.
The first version of the UI (and associated D-Bus API) could even omit
these fields and simple use the defaults.
After user submits the request to evaluation `oscap` will be run
parameters generated according to the form field values. Results can
be collected as XCCDF results and displayed as HTML report (openscap
provides tools to make HTML report from XCCDF result).
Is it feasible to report the results XCCDF (or as JSON) and then create
the HTML inside Cockpit? I would imagine that this gives a much nicer
My questions are:
1) Can cockpit schedule future actions? Does it have cron-like
2) Does cockpit have means to schedule "actions" on
at once? [...]
Right now, Cockpit is conceptually similar to a SSH session on a single
machine, but with buttons instead of a command line shell.
Please let me know how to proceed. Should I make a graphical mockup
the GUI? I don't think I am the right person for that but I may try.
A mockup sounds good. Andreas?