On 03/13/2012 06:27 AM, Eivind Olsen wrote:
> Hello.
> I'm currently looking at implementing IPA in a mixed environment,
> consisting of RHEL6, RHEL5 and Solaris 10 systems. The IPA server(s) is
> the most recent one bundled with RHEL 6.2.
> I have some general rules I'll need to follow as best as I can, but I'm
> not really sure how to do this in IPA without it seeming like a huge
> work-around. This seems easy enough had it been for a pure RHEL6
> environment, but with Solaris there's no SSSD, I apparantly might need to
> downgrade the encryption types for "older" Solaris 10, etc. All of this is
> making my head dizzy, and I'd appreciate any help and pointers to clear my
> mind :)
> Examples of the basic rules are (there's more of them, it's not only for
> the DNS servers for example, but the other cases can be solved in the same
> way):
> - all sysadmins should be allowed to log into every system in the realm
> - all sysadmins should be allowed to run certain commands (or to make it
> easy, any command) through the use of "sudo", on all systems
> - some users will be part of certain groups, giving them permission to log
> into certain servers and run a set of commands through "sudo", for
> example: members of the dns-managers group should be allowed to ssh into
> the DNS servers (which consist of both RHEL6 and Solaris 10), and run
> certain commands through "sudo"
> - certain other users will be allowed to log into some systems, but
> without any additional access through "sudo" (the fact that they're
> allowed to log into system X doesn't mean they should be allowed to become
> root, etc).
> I've read a suggestion about making a host group for the Red Hat systems,
> a netgroup for the Solaris systems, and creating a user group which is
> added as a member of both the host group and netgroup. But, will I still
> need to worry about the old issue of Solaris apparantly not coping well
> with users that have >16 additional groups to their name?
> I have also read about having to add / change compatibility plugins,
> having to downgrade the algorithm for the Solaris 10 encryption type for
> older Solaris 10 releases, etc. And there's probably a few more things I
> need to watch out for and that aren't directly mentioned in the IPA
> documentation.
> Oh, in case it matters - there's no common NFS home directories, so I'll
> also need to automatically create the home directories (I've got this bit
> sorted on RHEL6 with help from oddjob-mkhomedir). For Solaris, I've read
> suggestions about using executable autofs maps to create home directories
> in /export/home and have tham loopback-mounted to /home so they match the
> homeDirectory attribute.

The following bug captures best of our knowledge about Solaris setups
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=801883 so some of the info
from this bug might be helpful for you.
For the specific questions you ask above I will let more knowledgeable
people to chime in.

> Regards
> Eivind "Confused" Olsen
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Thank you,
Dmitri Pal

Sr. Engineering Manager IPA project,
Red Hat Inc.

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