I've recently deployed a new domain based on 4.1.2 in F21. We've noticed an issue and can't quite seem to nail it down. The problem is that logins are taking an inordinate amount of time to complete - the fastest logon we can get using LDAP credentials is 8 seconds. During our testing, even logons to the IPA server itself took over 30 seconds to complete.

I've narrowed this down to sssd, but that is as far as I can get. When cranking up debugging for sshd and PAM, I see a minimum 2 second delay between ssh handing off the authentication request to sssd and the reply back. The only troubleshooting I've done is with ssh, but the area that causes the most grief is Apache logins. We configured Apache to use PAM for auth through IPA, vice directly calling IPA itself. Logging in to our Redmine site takes users a minimum of 34 seconds to complete. Following this, a simple webpage containing two hyperlinks and two small thumbnail images takes over a minute to load on a gigabit network.

The *only* thing changed in this environment was the IPA server. We moved the Redmine from our old network that was using IPA 3.x (F20 branch) to the new one. My initial reaction was that it was the VM that was hosting Redmine, but we've run these tests against bare metal machines in the same network and have the same issue. It appears that sssd is taking a very, very long time to talk to FreeIPA - even on the IPA server itself.

However, Kerberos logins into the IPA web GUI are near instantaneous, while Username/Password logins take more than a few seconds.

I need to get this solved. My developers don't appreciate the glory days of XP taking 5 minutes to log into an IIS 2.1 web server on the local network. I don't have the budget to keep them at the coffee pot waiting on the network. So, what further information do you need from me to track this one down?


Dan Mossor
Systems Engineer at Large
Fedora KDE WG | Fedora QA Team | Fedora Server SIG
Fedora Infrastructure Apprentice
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San Antonio, Texas, USA

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