On 25/09/14 12:15, Joakim Tjernlund wrote:
John Hodrien <J.H.Hodrien(a)leeds.ac.uk> wrote on 2014/09/25
> On Thu, 25 Sep 2014, Joakim Tjernlund wrote:
>> Because as an admin I need to login on users boxes to fix stuff they
>> Sometimes su/sudo are not setup/broken too.
>>> If your goal is to have the same root password across an enterprise,
>>> recommend something like Puppet or Ansible.
>> How does that help me to ssh in and what if Puppet/Ansible is not
>> Not every box is installed the same.
> If every machine is different, and you can't be sure su/sudo are
> you don't know the local root password, I'd not have a lot of faith that
How is local root pw any different than domain pw? In your view remote
access is a big nono so sssd should also enforce no remote root login in
I have no problem using local root pw when I known what it is but I don't
to memorize them all, besides users can change local root pw.
> would be working. Add to that, you're talking about breaking best
> I'd prefer to see root password based logins disallowed.
You just said it: "best practice", not a law. In this context, sssd
and that is not sssd's call to make IMHO. You should encourage best
One day we will get there but not today :)
Finally, why are you not up front with this policy? Nowhere I can find is
documented and since this is a unusual enforcement you should document
limitation with "big letters" so everyone is aware beforehand, it sure
saved me a lot of time.
An unrelated request, it would be highly appreciated if sssd could
have two build targets, sever and client(default both of course).
This would help multilib installs immensely.
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When you say 'logon
as root using the domain root passwd' , do you mean
as the 'root' user or as another user i.e. 'Administrator' on an AD
domain ? and what sort of domain.
If you actually mean the 'root' user, then this is a local Unix user and
as such should never be a domain user. Just think what would happen if
something drastic occurred, like the domain software failing on a
machine along with sssd corruption (yes I know this is unlikely, but
unlikely things can and do happen) and your root user is only available
via the domain. If the unlikely did happen, just how would you login to
the machine and fix it???
root using the domain root passwd