Martin Kosek wrote:
On Thu, 2011-07-21 at 03:37 +0000, JR Aquino wrote:
Rob, I'm afraid I believe that ldap lookup is necessary. The user inputs a 
standard string to represent the possible host group… If i simply perform a 
get_dn it will indeed provide a dn, however, it won't verify that the host 
group actually exists…  (you don't want to create an assignment rule for a non 
existent target host group)

Martin, (except for the name Clarity), I have addressed your observations in 
this latest patch.  Could you please have a look and let me know if there is 
anything else I need to take care of?

Great, preparing the command parameters in pre_callback is much cleaner.

Good point about the LDAP lookup.

This looks a lot better but there are still a few issues:

If group_dn is in the object then you can use self.obj.handle_not_found(*keys) 
for the NotFound.

Ok, I will give that a shot!

Or if it can't be moved, in the calls to group_dn() you can use the ldap handle 
passed into pre_callback.

I guess you are using the includetype tuple to avoid coding long variable names 
everywhere? Would a symbol be better, eg:

INCLUDE_RE = 'automemberinclusiveregex'
EXCLUDE_RE = 'automemberexclusiveregex'

That works, I'll swap em.

I agree with Rob here, this will make the code better.

Is there a way to validate the regex?

Now that you mention it, I believe if I import re, we should be able to 
validate the initial regex and raise an exception if it is bogus.

If we were to add an equivalent user group handler would it be the same code in 
add_condition and remove_condition? It is sort of nice to have everything 
together at the moment, I suspect it will need to be generalized at some point.

Well. For the groups, I was thinking it starts to get a little different.  I 
would still reuse the condition, but I believe I would pivot users into groups 
based upon something like their manager?

Adding a clarity with no rules won't let you add rules:

# ipa hostgroup-add --desc=hg1 hg1
# ipa hostgroupclarity-add hg1
# ipa hostgroupclarity-add-condition 
--exclusive-hostname-regex=^web5\.example\.com hg1
ipa: ERROR: no modifications to be performed

This ^ is deliberate, you cannot add an exclusion rule if there is no existing 
or simultaneous inclusive rule. :) Martin asked for that, and I think its wise.

Yes, it is wise :-) But the error message is really not clear to the
user. We should tell him that there must be at least one inclusive rule.

I wonder if we shouldn't force user to create a hostgroupclarity object
with at least one inclusive rule and than make sure that in all
operations at least one inclusive rule stays here. Or we could delete
the empty LDAP object after the last inclusive rule is removed, as we do
with DNS record LDAP objects in dnsrecord-del.

The way you explained clarity today in IRC, how it brings clarity to managing 
membership with names no human can grok, I got it. Still, clarity is a bit 
awkward as a name. automember might be a better choice.

Fair enough ;)  I tried, perhaps I can /allude/ to it in the help / docs.  
automember it is.

One final class I have been struggling with that I want to add…

The object and attribute which defines the 'default group' is the parent of the 
actual rules… i.e. cn=hostgroup,cn=automember,cn=etc…

The ipa cli seems to only want to let me make mods that assume I am specifying a target object on 
the cli… "ipa hostgroupautomember-default-group=foo<rulename>"<- in this 
scenario, we don't actually want or need a rule name because its the container above…  I have had 
success making the writes, but the cli syntax just doesn't lend itself to that level of 

Any suggestions?

I think the best shot would be to create a new command and overload the
execute method in that case. Like in hbacrule_enable. You would be able
to set dn correctly here and do the update. Does it makes sense? Rob?


I agree. We are better off abstracting things now so we can get the API right.

I think we can stick more or less with the command names, just in a new plugin and some new arguments.

I see the plugin with the following methods:

Each takes a single argument, the name of the rule. I don't think I'd stick type into the DN so you wouldn't be able to use the same rule name for different object types. If we want to allow that then we'd need to add --type to a lot more commands.

There is no mod to change types, you have to delete and re-add.

automember-add               Add an automember rule
  --type=ENUM                   (hostgroup, group)
  --desc=STR                    description of this auto membership rule
  --inclusive-regex=LIST        Inclusive Regex
  --exclusive-regex=LIST        Exclusive Regex

automember-add-condition     Add conditions to automember rule
  --inclusive-regex=LIST        Inclusive Regex
  --exclusive-regex=LIST        Exclusive Regex

automember-del               Delete an automember rule

automember-find              Search for automember rules
  --type=ENUM                   (hostgroup, group)

automember-mod               Modify an automember rule.

automember-remove-condition  Remove conditions from an automember rule
  --inclusive-regex=LIST        Inclusive Regex
  --exclusive-regex=LIST        Exclusive Regex

automember-show              Display an automember rule

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