On 17.1.2012 04:55, Rob Crittenden wrote:
Jan Cholasta wrote:
Dne 13.1.2012 17:39, Rob Crittenden napsal(a):
Jan Cholasta wrote:
Dne 14.12.2011 16:21, Rob Crittenden napsal(a):
Jan Cholasta wrote:
Dne 14.12.2011 15:23, Rob Crittenden napsal(a):
Jan Cholasta wrote:
Dne 14.12.2011 05:20, Rob Crittenden napsal(a):
The sudo schema now defines sudoOrder, sudoNotBefore and
but these weren't available in the sudorule plugin.

I've added support for these. sudoOrder enforces uniqueness
duplicates are undefined.

I also added support for a GeneralizedTime parameter type. This is
similar to the existing AccessTime parameter but it only handles a
single time value.

You should parse the date/time part of the value with
time.strptime(timestr, '%Y%m%d%H%M%S') instead of doing it
that way you'll get most of the validation for free.

Yes but it gives a crappy error message, just saying that some
data is
left over not what is wrong.

IMHO having a separate error message for every field in the time
(like you do in the patch) is an overkill, simple "invalid time"
"unknown time format" should suffice (we don't have errors like
3rd octet" for IP adresses either).

Well, the work is done, hard to go back on a better error message.

Also, it would be nice to be able to enter the value in more
user-friendly format (e.g. "2011-12-14 13:01:25 +0100") and
that to LDAP generalized time.

When dealing with time there are so many ways to input and display
same values this becomes difficult.

I'd expect that the times for these two attributes will be
simple and I somehow doubt users are going to want seconds, leap
or fractions, but we'll need to consider how to do it for future
consistency (otherwise we could have a case where time is entered in
format for some attributes and another for others).

If we input in a nice way we need to output in the same way.

We could make the preferred input/output time format
defaulting to current locale time format. This format would be used
output. For input, we could go over a list of formats (first the
user-configured format, then current locale format, then a handful of
"standard" formats like YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM:SS) and use the first format
that can be successfully used to parse the time string.

See how far you get into the rabbit hole with even this simple format?

I don't mind, as long as it is the right thing to do (IMHO) :)

Anyway, I think this could be done on the client side, so we might use
your patch without changes. However, I would prefer if the parameter
class was more generic, so we could use it (hypothetically) to store
time in some other way than LDAP generalized time attribute (at least
name it DateTime please).

Ok, I'm fine with that.


The LDAP GeneralizedTime needs to be either in GMT or include a
differential. This gets us into the territory where the client
could be
in a different timezone than the server which leads us to why we
AccessTime in the first place.

Speaking of time zones, the differential alone is not a sufficient time
zone description, as it doesn't account for DST. Is there a way to
time in LDAP with full time zone name (just in case it's needed
in future)?

There is no way to store DST in LDAP (probably for good reason). Oddly
enough the older LDAP v3 RFC (2252) strongly recommends using only GMT
but the RFC that obsoletes it (4517) does not include this.

Thanks for the info.

So I'd like the user to supply the
timezone themselves so I don't have to guess (wrongly) and let them
worry about differing timezones.

We don't have to guess, IIRC there is a way to get the local timezone
differential in both Python and JavaScript, so the client could supply
it automatically if necessary.

I was thinking more about non-IPA clients (like sudo and notBefore).

I think this can still be done at least in CLI, but it could be done in
a separate patch.

Updated patches attached.


Patch 919 doesn't cleanly apply on current master (neither does 916 BTW).


Rebased patch (and 916 too, separately).


Patch 918:

1. LDAP generalized time allows you to omit minutes from time zone differential, your code treats such values as invalid

2. IMO a better pattern could be used, such as u'^([0-9]{2}){5,7}([.,][0-9]+)?([-+]([0-9]{2}){1,2}|Z)$'

3. 20120229000Z has malformed minutes, but the error message says "Malformed seconds"

4. 20120229000+0000 has malformed minutes, but the error message says "Missing operator for differential or malformed time string"

5. 201202290000+0000 is valid generalized time, but it causes "Missing operator for differential or malformed time string" error

6. Invalid month/day combinations (such as 201202310000Z) are treated as valid

7. When + or - is missing, the error message says "Missing operator ..." - IMO a better term than "operator" is "sign" in this case

8. The DateTime docstring includes grammar definition for MINUS, but not for PLUS, DOT or COMMA.

9. I'm not too fond of the _rule_required hack. Can't the same thing be done in _validate_scalar?

10. pattern_errmsg should say "Must be of the form YYYYMMDDHH[MM]Z or YYYYMMDDHH[MM]{+|-}HHMM"

There might be more bugs in validation that I didn't discover. I would suggest you to use a more pythonic approach for the validation code (e.g. use partition() to split the time zone and fraction from the rest of the value, etc.), the current code is rather C-ish, hard to read and apparently error-prone.

Patch 919:

1. sudoorder uniqueness is not properly checked in ipa sudorule-mod:

$ ipa sudorule-add rule1
Added Sudo Rule "rule1"
  Rule name: rule1
  Enabled: TRUE

$ ipa sudorule-add rule2 --order=0
Added Sudo Rule "rule2"
  Rule name: rule2
  Enabled: TRUE
  Sudo order: 0

$ ipa sudorule-add rule3 --order=0
ipa: ERROR: invalid 'order': order must be a unique value (0 already used by rule2)

$ ipa sudorule-mod rule1 --order=0
Modified Sudo Rule "rule1"
  Rule name: rule1
  Enabled: TRUE
  Sudo order: 0

(now both rule1 and rule2 have sudoorder=0)

2. Shouldn't we check that sudonotbefore <= sudonotafter?

3. sudonotbefore param doc should say "Start of time interval for which the entry is valid (YYYYMMDDHH[MM]Z)"

4. sudonotafter param doc should say "End of time interval for which the entry is valid (YYYYMMDDHH[MM]Z)"

5. In 60ipasudo.ldif, the ipaSudoRule object class is missing the sudoOrder, sudoNotBefore and sudoNotAfter attributes. Is this OK?

Both patches need to be rebased.


Jan Cholasta

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