On Tue, 2015-03-31 at 11:07 -0400, Dmitri Pal wrote:
> On 03/31/2015 10:38 AM, Matt . wrote:
> > True, but we have some extra later between which does the cli command
> > not usable (at least for the moment)
> >
> > I already know how to share the key's among all servers, that works
> > fine, IPA/Apache/Kerberos only doesn't like the other hostname
> > (loadbalancer), or the client doesn't understand it.
> >
> > So fixing this saves me really much more time than doing the another way.
> 
> Kerberos is not load balancer friendly. It is something that is a known 
> property of Kerberos.
> I remember MIT mentioning something that they did or might do to help 
> with that so it might make sense to ask this question on the MIT 
> Kerberos user list.
> 
> >
> > Thanks!
> >
> > Matt
> >
> > 2015-03-31 16:24 GMT+02:00 Petr Spacek <pspa...@redhat.com>:
> >> On 31.3.2015 16:10, Matt . wrote:
> >>> HI Petr,
> >>>
> >>> We had a several of reasons why we did that. We wanted to use one
> >>> language for that, and also have formatted returns. There was also
> >>> some security issue which came up.
> >> I would be very interested in the security reason. If you see any problem 
> >> with
> >> 'ipa' command or FreeIPA API please send me a private e-mail or contact
> >> secal...@redhat.com directly.
> >>
> >>> I could ask you, why does IPA json itself ? if you see what it posts
> >>> and what it gets back as result it makes it much more clear in
> >>> development.
> >> I do not understand the question, sorry.
> >>
> >> If you want to see what 'ipa' command does run it with '-vv' parameter:
> >> $ ipa -vv user-find
> >>
> >> It will print JSON request and reply:
> >> ipa: INFO: Request: {
> >>      "id": 0,
> >>      "method": "user_find",
> >>      "params": [
> >>          [
> >>              null
> >>          ],
> >>          {
> >>              "all": false,
> >>              "no_members": false,
> >>              "pkey_only": false,
> >>              "raw": false,
> >>              "version": "2.115",
> >>              "whoami": false
> >>          }
> >>      ]
> >> }
> >> ipa: INFO: Response: {
> >>      "error": null,
> >>      "id": 0,
> >>      "principal": "admin@IPA.EXAMPLE",
> >>      "result": {
> >>          "count": 2,
> >>          "result": [
> >>              {
> >>                  "dn": "uid=admin,cn=users,cn=accounts,dc=ipa,dc=example",
> >>                  "gidnumber": [
> >>                      "1381000000"
> >>                  ],
> >> ...
> >>
> >>
> >>> HTTP loadbalancing is not difficult at all, as we post to the
> >>> webserver I need to have that part only auth right. We do more very
> >>> specific loadbalancing stuff and this is the most easy one as it's
> >>> only webserver forward, but IPA/Kerberos has an issue with the
> >>> principal it seems... it cannot be hard to make that accepted I would
> >>> say.
> >> If you insist on Kerberos servers behind a load balancer... you will need 
> >> to
> >> somehow share the Kerberos key among all servers. I will defer that to
> >> Kerberos experts here.
> >>
> >>> I'm still looking for solutions :)
> >> Sure, but you will save a lot of time and nerves if you simply call 'ipa'
> >> command :-)
> >>
> >> Have a nice day!
> >>
> >> Petr^2 Spacek
> >>
> >>> Cheers,
> >>>
> >>> Matt
> >>>
> >>> 2015-03-31 15:58 GMT+02:00 Petr Spacek <pspa...@redhat.com>:
> >>>> On 31.3.2015 15:23, Matt . wrote:
> >>>>> Hi Petr,
> >>>>>
> >>>>> We discussed that before indeed, but SRV is not usable in this case.
> >>>>>
> >>>>> My clients are just webservers (apache) doing some executes of CURL
> >>>>> commands to ipa/json, actually the same commands as the webgui does
> >>>>> using json, but we curl it.
> >>>>>
> >>>>> Do you have a better view now ?
> >>>> Yes. If you have seen the previous discussion then you know that it will 
> >>>> be
> >>>> pretty difficult to do this kind of load balancing.
> >>>>
> >>>> Why are you not using 'ipa' command or Python API we have instead? Why 
> >>>> to use
> >>>> CURL and make things more complex?
> >>>>
> >>>> Petr^2 Spacek
> >>>>
> >>>>> 2015-03-31 15:03 GMT+02:00 Petr Spacek <pspa...@redhat.com>:
> >>>>>> On 31.3.2015 14:35, Matt . wrote:
> >>>>>>> Hi Petr,
> >>>>>>>
> >>>>>>> As this is not my topic it's for me quite "simple".
> >>>>>>>
> >>>>>>> I need to post to /ipa/json through a loadbalancer, nothing more.
> >>>>>>>
> >>>>>>> i have
> >>>>>>>
> >>>>>>> ldap-01.domain.tld (ipa1)
> >>>>>>> ldap-01.domain.tld (ipa2)
> >>>>>>>
> >>>>>>> and my loadbalancer is ldap.domain.tld
> >>>>>>>
> >>>>>>> ldap requests over a loadbalancer are quite simple and working, but
> >>>>>>> the json part is more difficult because of the ticket and the dns
> >>>>>>> name. I have added a san ldap.domain.tld to the webgui and there is a
> >>>>>>> http/ldap.domain.tld service on the ipa server.
> >>>>>>>
> >>>>>>> I get a nonvalid kerberos ticket when I go through ldap.domain.tld to
> >>>>>>> ldap-01.domain.tld, but when I change my script to ldap-01.domain.tld
> >>>>>>> after it failed my ticket is OK for ldap-01.domain.tld and works.
> >>>>>>>
> >>>>>>> Is this enough information for you ?
> >>>>>> Well, I still do not understand the use case. What are your clients? 
> >>>>>> Are you
> >>>>>> using 'ipa' command to do something? Or some other clients?
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>> Usually the best thing is to use DNS SRV records because it works even 
> >>>>>> with
> >>>>>> geographically distributed clusters and does not have single point of 
> >>>>>> failure
> >>>>>> (the load balancer).
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>> This requires clients with support for DNS SRV but if your machines 
> >>>>>> are using
> >>>>>> SSSD then you do not need to change anything and it should just work.
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>> That is why I'm asking for the use case :-)
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>> Petr^2 Spacek
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>>> 2015-03-31 14:21 GMT+02:00 Petr Spacek <pspa...@redhat.com>:
> >>>>>>>> On 31.3.2015 14:02, Matt . wrote:
> >>>>>>>>> HI Phasant,
> >>>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>>> Check my mailings about it, it's not easy at least the kerberos part
> >>>>>>>>> not, SRV records are used for that normally.
> >>>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>>> Are you talking about the webgui or the ldap part ?
> >>>>>>>> I would recommend you to step back and describe use-case you have in 
> >>>>>>>> mind. It
> >>>>>>>> is important for us to understand to your use-case to propose 
> >>>>>>>> optimal solution.
> >>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>> Petr^2 Spacek
> >>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>>> Cheers,
> >>>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>>> Matt
> >>>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>>> 2015-03-31 13:56 GMT+02:00 Prashant Bapat <prash...@apigee.com>:
> >>>>>>>>>> Hi,
> >>>>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>>>> I'm trying to get 2 FreeIPA servers in a replicated mode behind a 
> >>>>>>>>>> load
> >>>>>>>>>> balancer, specifically Amazon ELB.
> >>>>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>>>> I started with editing the /etc/httpd/conf.d/ipa-rewrite.conf but 
> >>>>>>>>>> looks like
> >>>>>>>>>> there is more to it than just this file.
> >>>>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>>>> Any suggestions ?
> >>>>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>>>> Thanks.
> >>>>>>>>>> --Prashant
> 
> 
> -- 
> Thank you,
> Dmitri Pal
> 
> Sr. Engineering Manager IdM portfolio
> Red Hat, Inc.
> 

kerberos is load balancer friendly, if you pet it nicely.

you generate a principal for the VIP.  you then create a keytab for the
VIP.  you distribute the keytab via SCP (or other secure method) to all
load balanced pool members.  you must distribute the same exact keytab
to all devices.  the KVNO for the VIP principal must match in all copies
put on the pool members.  use "klist -Kket /path/to/file.keytab" to
validate this on all pool members.

there are additional steps you may want to take, in order to add the
individual principal(s) to the same keytab, so that you can access the
pool members themselves (not via the VIP).  this requires that you
distribute the keytab as above, and then add the individual principals
to the local copy of the keytab file.

example:

you have created the principal ldap/ldap.domain.tld for your VIP
you have created the keytab for ldap/ldap.domain.tld as ~/ldap.keytab
you have copied the keytab file ~/ldap.keytab to server1, server2 and
server3 as /etc/ldap.keytab

you ssh to server1 and run kadmin.
you then add a principal ldap/server1.domain.tld
you then add the principal ldap/server1.domain.tld to the already
existing keytab /etc/ldap.keytab.
quit kadmin

when you run "klist -Kket /etc/ldap.keytab" you should see two
principals in it.  the VIP name and the hostname.

lather, rinse, repeat for all servers.

keep in mind the administrative overhead of changing names of servers or
VIPs.

there are other tricks for doing kerberos stuff.  i use the same VIP,
but different ports in order to access an individual host/service behind
the load balancer.  this works because the name (of the VIP) stays the
same and i just point a different front end port to an individual
backend device/port.

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