On Mon, May 25, 2015 at 02:09:32PM +0300, Alexander Bokovoy wrote:
> On Mon, 25 May 2015, Fraser Tweedale wrote:
> >Hi everyone,
> >
> >CA ACLs (the forthcoming `caacl' plugin) will be used to declare
> >which users/hosts/services can get certificates from which CAs and
> >profiles.  For v4.2, we will enforce the ACLs in the framework; the
> >plan is to move ACL enforcement to Dogtag in a future release
> >(https://fedorahosted.org/freeipa/ticket/5011).
> >
> >I have written most of the caacl plugin and now I must update
> >cert-request to enforce the ACLs.  Using hbacrule as the guide, I
> >had a look at pyhbac and it seems to be a reasonable fit for
> >implementing this.  In particular:
> >
> >- "targethost" and "service" correspond nicely to "(sub)CA" and
> > "profile-id" for evaluation.
> >
> >- A certificate request can be for a user, host or service; these
> > will be overloaded into the pyhbac "user" concept.  But because we
> > will always know who the requesting principal is, we will only
> > ever need to deal with whatever of {user,host,service} the
> > principal actually is, to be able to evaluate access.
> >
> >- The "srchost" concept will be unused (therefore fixed to
> > HBAC_CATEGORY_ALL).  Perhaps there could be some future use.
> >
> >So, please provide feedback if you think this is a great idea or a
> >terrible idea :)
> So, let me re-iterate. You want to define a set of rules, to be used in
> 'ipa cert-request' that would grant access to (sub)CA and profiles.
> These rules would be managed with commands like
>  ipa cert-request-allow-access 'subCa' 'profile' [--users|--hosts|--services]
>  ipa cert-request-remove-access 'subCa' 'profile' [--users|--hosts|--services]
> 
> and internally 'ipa cert-request' would use HBAC engine from SSSD to
> actually perform evaluation of the rules.
> 
> Is that right?
> 
Exactly right (although the actual commands will look slight
different, but the essence is the same).

Thanks (all) for your input.  I will proceed with pyhbac as planned.

Cheers,
Fraser

> -- 
> / Alexander Bokovoy

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