On ti, 28 helmi 2017, Martin Babinsky wrote:
I have put together a draft of design page describing server-side
implementation of user short name -> fully-qualified name
In the end I have taken the liberty to change a few aspects of the
design we have agreed on before and I will be grad if we can discuss
Me and Honza have discussed the object that should hold the domain
resolution order and given the fact that IPA domain can also be a part
of this list, we have decided that this information is no longer bound
to trust configuration and should be a part of the global config
Also we have purposefully cut down the API only to a raw manipulation
of the attribute using an option of `ipa config-mod`. The reasons for
this are twofold:
* the developer resources are quite scarce and it may be good to
follow YAGNI principle to implement the dumbest API now and not to
invest into more high-level interface unless there is a demand for it
* we can imagine that the manipulation of the domain resolution
order is a rare operation (ideally only once all trusts are
established), so I am not convinced that it is worth investing into
designing higher-level API
I propose we first develop the "dumber" parts first to unblock the
SSSD part. If we have spare cycle afterwards then we can design and
implement more bells-and-whistles afterwards.
Looks mostly OK, but there are few comments I have:
- I do not see you mention how validation of the
ipaDomainResolutionOrder is done. This is important to avoid hard to
debug issues because SSSD will ignore domains it doesn't know about.
- Space separator initially caused me to look up DNS RFCs as strictly
speaking domain names can contain any 8-bit octet (while host names
should follow LDH rule). But then  does explicitly say space is not
allowed in AD domain names.
- "If ipaDomainResolutionOrder is empty then *all* users must use fully
qualified names." This is not correct with regards to the current
behavior. I think we should change this to "if
ipaDomainResolutionOrder is empty, then standard SSSD configuration
logic applies on each client." This would make current behavior
compatible with either empty or ipaDomainResolutionOrder value of
a single IPA domain name.
- There are typos in the page.
/ Alexander Bokovoy
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