On 03/19/2015 02:36 PM, Rob Crittenden wrote:
> Giedrius Tuminauskas wrote:
>> Hi,
>>
>> I am curious, Is there a possibility to add email address for the
>> "admin" user in the IPA web UI?
>> In my current configuration "admin" user is a Linux system user and also
>> used by IPA.
>> I think there should be possibility to enter an email address for that
>> user, but UI has no button/link (add)
>>
>> Is it expected behavior?
>> Can you please suggest some tweaks, how to add it?
> 
> Not easily from the UI but possible from the cli. The admin user lacks
> the inetOrgPerson objectclass which provides the mail attribute.
> 
> I haven't given this a great deal of thought so can't guarantee that
> there won't be any subtle issues now or in the future, but given that
> this objectclass only has MAY attributes is should be ok.
> 
> $ kinit admin
> $ ipa user-mod --email ad...@example.com --addattr
> objectclass=inetorgperson admin
> 
> rob

Related closed tickets with reasoning why this is not done by default:

https://fedorahosted.org/freeipa/ticket/4941
https://fedorahosted.org/freeipa/ticket/1162

Martin

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