On Wed, 2015-05-27 at 16:59 +0200, Martin Kosek wrote:
> Hello all,
> 
> As FreeIPA 4.2 deadlines are approaching us slowly, there is a concern that 
> not
> all of the new replica install way (replication-package-less) based on 
> Custodia
> would be done and finished in time.
> 
> There will be certainly a lot of integration hurdles, in making sure that the
> installed replica can ask for all needed secrets and that the server can
> provide them and ensure proper encryption.

The encryption part is not a concern, but proper integration of all
these interconnected and inter-dependent components is.

> My question is - if we postpone new replica promotion way&Custodia, what is
> needed to make FreeIPA 4.2 replica installation and topology management
> GA-ready and finished?
> 
> This is the status of related functions, as I see it:
> 
> Domain Levels
> - Done, committed
> - Defaults to Level 1, i.e. Topology plugin powered infra enabled

This default is only for a *new* domain right ?
If you join a replica it should not automatically enable topology.

> Topology plugin
> - We have the base plugin and it's installation pushed
> - There is a critical bug that needs to be solved - #5035
> - API&UI is in works (Petr Vobornik). We already committed the new server-*
> commands used there. Overall, AFAIU the API should be mostly functionally 
> complete
> - Plugin is enabled during installation, but we still use the simple auth with
> DM password during replica creation process. I think we planned to use GSSAPI,
> no? Is anything else needed in the replica creation process, except fixing 
> #5035?
> 
> Given this summary, if we forget about the Custodia parts for a moment, it
> seems to me that the new Topology is almost functionally complete and we only
> miss the management API. Is that correct or we miss some bigger piece?
> 
> I am for example not sure if the "IPA masters" hostgroup is needed for 
> Topology
> work without Custodia, I think Ludwig used some other group for authorization
> purposes in Topology.

The hostgroup is needed regardless of Custodia, IIRC.

Simo.



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