On 7.1.2013 17:47, Rob Crittenden wrote:
Petr Viktorin wrote:
On 01/07/2013 11:00 AM, Natxo Asenjo wrote:

on a workstation *not* joined to the IPA domain but with the the ipa
admin tools installed I get this error when trying to modify dns
settings and I have a kerberos ticket of an admin user:

$ kinit user.ad...@unix.domain.tld
Password for user.ad...@unix.domain.tld
$ klist
Ticket cache: FILE:/tmp/krb5cc_500
Default principal: user.ad...@unix.domain.tld

Valid starting     Expires            Service principal
01/07/13 10:47:09  01/08/13 10:47:06
    renew until 01/14/13 10:47:06

$ ipa dnsrecord-mod unix.domain.tld ipaclient01 --ttl=300
ipa: ERROR: Client is not configured. Run ipa-client-install.

Is this 'by design'? This limitation on the cli tool does not apply to
the web interface, by the way, that is, I can login the web interface
without being joined to the domain and modify all kind of stuff there

To be more specific: this is not a problem, I can run this command on
a joined host, but I was just curious.

I think the check we're making here (at least one directive has to be
read from a config file) is rather limiting. I'd expect the following to

ipa -e xmlrpc_uri=https://ipa.example.com/ipa/xml dnsrecord-mod
example.com ipa --ttl=300

The reason is you get a really crappy error if you try to run the tool on an
unconfigured machine without cleverly passing in the URI via -e.

IMHO the error message could be much clearer:
IPA client is not configured on this machine. Configure xmlrpc_uri in ~/.ipa/default.conf or add "-e xmlrpc_uri=" parameter before using IPA admin tools.

Something like that ...

Petr^2 Spacek

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