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> 
> These are both on our roadmap, we just haven't gotten to them yet:
> 
> https://fedorahosted.org/freeipa/ticket/1233 
> http://freeipa.org/page/SUDO_integration_plans

Okay, I did not find these two pages while searching. It appears to be
what I have just discussed however.

> 
>> Of the sudo bindpw or krb5_cc method in nss_ldap which is
>> preferred?
> 
> We currently provide a shared account for use with sudo as a
> temporary measure. sssd support is our preferred solution.

Okay. In terms of the SSSD sudo / automount provider, the biggest
issue I see is that to read the ou=SUDOers branch of the LDAP tree,
you must be bound (Or for automount if anon bind is disabled). For
that you need either

A) A shared account for sudo reading
B) A way to extract the systems host krb5 ticket inside of SSSD to
make that query

It would be reasonable for SSSD to be able to extract the keytab to a
localcache, and just to re-new / re-extract it if it expires when a
query is performed.

However, I see the benefit as being that you can cache those queries -
especially sudo's. Automount may not benefit from this however, since
in a situation where you are away from the IPA server, you are likely
away from NFS also.

An aside point - during the client auto-configuration, it would be
good to have automount "work out" the location of the client. This
could be used in
"SEARCH_BASE="cn=location,cn=automount,dc=example,dc=com"" for example.

Has any work started on the SSSD sudo provider?

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William Brown

Research and Teaching
Information and Technology Services
The University of Adelaide

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