Without installing a system to check, it appears to me that nss-pem is still not packaged for Debian/Ubuntu, which means that certmonger will break on you when it comes time to auto-renew your CAs.
I found this out the hard way early this year while running FreeIPA with CA on Ubuntu, and recovery is very painful once your CA certs have expired (actually impossible without compiling nss-pem, which requires some source hacking and compiling of libnss to obtain static libs). Since nss-pem is unlikely to be packaged on Debian/-derivs, it looks to me like until FreeIPA 4.5+ is packaged (where the conversion to OpenSSL has been completed), it is still not safe to run a CA on Ubuntu. On 01/12/17 23:27, David Harvey via FreeIPA-users wrote: > hi Peter, > > Not a full answer to your questions but from my experience: > > Xenial: Worked, except OTP functionality > Zesty: Worked except for DNS > Artful: Seems fully functional and stable on the fresh installed > replica, my upgraded from Zesty rig (with the workarounds noted > earlier in thread) Still has pki-tomcat bombing fairly frequently. > Bionic: I have high hopes for given LTS.. Currently showing same > package versions > <https://packages.ubuntu.com/search?keywords=freeipa&searchon=names&suite=bionic§ion=all> > 4.4.4 as Artful > > Most of them required some cajoling during install or upgrade due to > broken installer components (like directories not being created in one > case, /etc/pki/pki.version confusing postinstall in another), but most > of these behaviours were captured as bugs too. It feels very close to > being something that can be reliably deployed, so I don't think it > needs a huge amount more TLC to make it more of a pleasure to install ;) > > Cheers, > > David > > On 28 November 2017 at 20:58, Peter Fern via FreeIPA-users > <email@example.com > <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>> wrote: > > On 23/11/17 05:34, David Harvey via FreeIPA-users wrote: > > Not sure why tomcat is more resilient when launched as root, but the > > pki seems to work ok at issuing certs after the above and a > reboot for > > good measure. > > This sounds like there are broken permissions in the current Ubuntu > packages. You should be aware that last time I checked, FreeIPA on > Ubuntu was subtly yet severely broken, mostly due to the NSS libs > missing PEM support, which will stop your CA from renewing, amongst > other things. > > Does anyone know what the state of packaging for deb distros is > currently? Now that the OpenSSL migration is complete(?), the > barriers > to functional packages should be removed, but it looks like that only > happened in 4.5, and it appears only 4.4 is packaged, which is likely > still broken? > _______________________________________________ > FreeIPA-users mailing list -- email@example.com > <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> > To unsubscribe send an email to > freeipa-users-le...@lists.fedorahosted.org > <mailto:freeipa-users-le...@lists.fedorahosted.org> > > > > > _______________________________________________ > FreeIPA-users mailing list -- email@example.com > To unsubscribe send an email to freeipa-users-le...@lists.fedorahosted.org
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