On Tue, May 14, 2013 at 3:30 PM, Joseph, Matthew (EXP) <
matthew.jos...@lmco.com> wrote:

> Hey James,****
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> I configured my IPA server with winsync and I was in the same boat as you.
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> The IPA user that is created for Active Directory does not require write
> access to AD.****
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> My IPA user only has read permissions to the domain and my passwords sync
> just fine. When I delete a user from IPA it does not delete it from AD.
>



Thanks; good to know that there is a way to do this.  I really don't see
where I am going wrong.  The user I use for synching will only work if I
put it in the "administrator" group.  And when I do, I have a two way synch
- if I remove an account on the IPA server, it "disappears" also in the AD
- even though I did:
https://access.redhat.com/site/documentation/en-US/Red_Hat_Enterprise_Linux/6/html/Identity_Management_Guide/managing-sync-agmt.html#unidirectional-sync

Do you by any chance have the specifics (permissions, groups etc.) of your
user (in the AD) you use for synch'ing?

thanks

/J





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> Matt****
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> *From:* freeipa-users-boun...@redhat.com [mailto:
> freeipa-users-boun...@redhat.com] *On Behalf Of *Chris Hudson
> *Sent:* Tuesday, May 14, 2013 10:13 AM
> *To:* James A
> *Cc:* freeipa-users@redhat.com
> *Subject:* EXTERNAL: Re: [Freeipa-users] Syncing with AD****
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> Hello all,****
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> I have been playing with trying to set up synchronization between windows
> AD --> IPA  following the instructions at****
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> https://access.redhat.com/site/documentation/en-US/Red_Hat_Enterprise_Linux/6/html/Identity_Management_Guide/index.html
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> A few questions arise;****
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> 1.) The documentation (specifically on
> https://access.redhat.com/site/documentation/en-US/Red_Hat_Enterprise_Linux/6/html/Identity_Management_Guide/managing-sync-agmt.html),
> (under table 9.2) talks about options to the "ipa-replica-manage connect"
> command. Among others, --bindpw and --passsync.  With --binddn we specify
> the "full user DN of the synchronization identity" (and it's password with
> --bindpw ... but I fail to understand which users password should be used
> for "--passsync"??  Is it the same user?****
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> The "--passsync" password is the password that you *will* use for the
> "passsync" user should you install the password synchronization package on
> your AD controllers. You are essentially setting this password preemptively.
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> 2.) The documentation says that the "synchronization identity" (see also
> above) must exist in the AD domain and "must have replicator, read, search
> and write permissions on the AD subtree.  What I am trying to do is create
> a one way sync from AD --> IPA  and I would really like to avoid using a
> user (for synching) that has write permissions (in the AD).  All my tries
> in setting up synchronization fails unless I add the synch-user to the
> group "Administrators". I have tried (and failed) using "account admins"
> etc.   Any pointers here would be great. Sorry for my ignorance when it
> comes to Windows. I am sure I am missing something obvious.****
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> Someone else can probably comment on this, but the IPA server will need to
> bind to the AD controller and pull the necessary information from the
> directory...which makes these rights a necessity.****
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> 3.) I follow the instructions under "9.4.5" (
> https://access.redhat.com/site/documentation/en-US/Red_Hat_Enterprise_Linux/6/html/Identity_Management_Guide/managing-sync-agmt.html#unidirectional-sync)
> to setup Uni-directional sync. (only AD --> IPA), and yet, when I go to
> remove an account in IPA it gets removed also in the AD.  (This I really
> want to avoid, thus the need for a read-only user to do the synchronization
> - see question 2).****
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> I do not recall IPA ever removing users from AD. From what I remember,
> only certain attributes were bi-directional and deletes were not performed
> on AD. Has this changed?****
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> All in all I think the FreeIPA project is amazing and it really gives us
> in the Linux community something we haven't had before.   If I can iron out
> the problems above I am sure it will become a great tool for me and my
> client.****
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> Any input would be most appreciated.****
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> Thanks****
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> //James.****
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