On Tue, 2011-11-01 at 14:31 -0400, Adam Young wrote: > On 11/01/2011 01:04 PM, Rodney Mercer wrote: > > On Tue, 2011-11-01 at 12:00 -0400, freeipa-users-requ...@redhat.com > > wrote: > >> On 10/31/2011 05:20 PM, Rodney Mercer wrote: > >>> We have previously developed Solaris RBAC authorization within our > >>> application to validate users and roles to our application's > >> internal > >>> commanding capability using the definitions that populate the name > >>> service switch maps. > >>> > >>> I have been searching for a method for implementing similar > >> capability > >>> using RHEL and had found promise with the following proposed > >>> documentation for IPAv2: > >> We decided to back away from trying to provide central RBAC. Our > >> experience with multiple projects revealed that there is no one size > >> fits all solution regarding RBAC. But we were talking about geral Role > >> base access control model not specific RBAC as Solaris implemented it. > >> The Solaris RBAC is similar to sudo and HBAC combined together. Both > >> features are managed by IPA. > >> We also have SELinux policies on Linux that can constrain the root > >> access. The user SELinux roles management is on the roadmap but HBAC + > >> SUDO should give you the equivalent if not more functionality than > >> Solaris RBAC. > >> http://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/Fedora/15/html/FreeIPA_Guide/index.html > >> > >> Or you can use RHEL6.2 beta and see the docs about SUDO and HBAC > >> there. > > The RBAC structure that I speak of is contained within our application. > > Being able to have IPA clients request the XML blob of role mappings to > > internal application commanding authorizations is what I was looking > > for. > > > > Is it possible to create IPA Roles that mean nothing to IPA yet our > > independent application could query and use them with it's internal > > security mechanisms? > > Yes it is possible. The role mechanism does not have to have any > permissions or privileges assigned to it, and they will show up as > "member of" relations in an LDAP query.
IIRC only if you are authenticated. We constrict who can see memberof attributes in some of the subtrees to avoid disclosing what privileges users have unless you are authenticated to the directory. Simo. -- Simo Sorce * Red Hat, Inc * New York _______________________________________________ Freeipa-users mailing list Freeipaemail@example.com https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/freeipa-users