On Wed, May 11, 2016 at 01:31:36PM +0200, Jan Cholasta wrote:
> On 11.5.2016 11:22, Fraser Tweedale wrote:
> >Hi,
> >
> >Re: Bug 1327092 - URI details missing and OCSP-URI details are
> >incorrectly displayed when certificate generated using IPA.
> >
> >This issue occurs when replica installation overwrites the existing
> >IPA version of the caIPAserviceCert profile with the version shipped
> >with Dogtag.  My patch 0057 prevents the issue from occuring but
> >does not repair installations where the problem already happened.
> >
> >For repair, one possibility is to detect when this has occured, and
> >re-import the IPA version of the profile.  IMO this would be quite
> >brittle, e.g. if the profile shipped with Dogtag changes or if user
> >has made other changes to the profile it may no longer work.
> >
> >I propose to add a new option to ``ipa certprofile-mod`` which can
> >be used to restore profiles shipped with IPA to a "pristine" state.
> >This would allow admins of affected installations to run a single
> >command to repair the profile, but I think it is an independently
> >useful feature, e.g. if admin messes up a profile but didn't keep a
> >backup of the original config, they can easily get back to the
> >original state.
> >
> >The new option would only be applicable to included profiles (error
> >otherwise).  I suggest it be called ``--reset``.  Example usage:
> >
> >    ipa certprofile-mod caIPAserviceCert --reset
> >
> >All comments welcome!
Honza, thanks for your feedback.

> 1) This is a separate operation, so it should be a separate command.
certprofile-mod already supports updating the Dogtag profile
configuration, via `--file <FILE>` option.  However, we cannot use
that with /usr/share/ipa/profiles/* because these are templates that
have installation-specific values substituted into them.
Consequently, your suggestion at (3) is not feasible.  The need to
do the template substitutions is what led me to this proposal.

> 2) I don't think it is generally a good idea to have a command which relies
> on some file being existent or having expected content on all replicas.
The operation would only need to be performed on a single replica
(Dogtag profiles are stored in LDAP and replicated), so there is no
such reliance.

> 3) I would rather avoid adding new commands just to work around bugs. IMO
> "certprofile-import caIPAserviceCert
> /usr/share/ipa/profiles/caIPAserviceCert.cfg" should be good enough in this
> case.
As discussed above, I'm afraid it is not, unless users manually do
the substitutions.  If we provide some code to do the substitutions,
we have essentially reach what I have proposed.

Other suggestions are welcome.

BTW, there is another option I did not already mention: do nothing
in code, and help users on a case-by-case basis / point them to a
guide / KB article?


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