Hi Rob and Dimitri

Migrating via Replica is the obvious way that I would have gone, had the
FreeIPA /RedHat documentation not suggested the replicas must have the same
version.

I think the link that put me off from replicating was:

http://www.freeipa.org/docs/1.2/Installation_Deployment_Guide/en-US/html/sect-Installation_and_Deployment_Guide-Setting_up_Multi_Master_Replication-Creating_the_Replica_Information_File.html

Looking at the link more closely I now see this applies to version
1.2 ....., but from the page itself that was not obvious. it would be great
if the version to which the IPA documentation applies was more obvious....
I am sure I am not the only user who enters the documentation via a search
engine.

The missing buttons turns out to be down to the fact that the admin group
was not migrated, as it is present on both old and new, so while the "old"
admin users were migrated (together with membership of all other groups),
they were not added to the admin group on the new instance. I should have
realised this sooner!

# ipa user-show xxxx
  User login: xxxx
  .....
  Member of groups: smb-delivery, smb-fssadmin, ipausers, smb-development,
smb-software, smb-all, smb-implementation, dba, users
# ipa user-show admin
  .....
  Member of groups: ipausers, trust admins, adminonly, admins

Adding "old" admin user xxxx via cli:

# ipa group-add-member admins --users=xxxx

# ipa user-show xxxx
   ....
  Member of groups: smb-delivery, smb-fssadmin, ipausers, smb-development,
smb-software, admins, smb-all, smb-implementation, dba, users

I guess that when the Web UI decides to cooperate, and let me in without
"your session has expired" error (see other ticket), I will have the
missing buttons....

Thanks for the help

Chris




From:   Rob Crittenden <rcrit...@redhat.com>
To:     d...@redhat.com, freeipa-users@redhat.com
Date:   25.04.2015 07:05
Subject:        Re: [Freeipa-users] Web UI: Migrated Admins missing action
            buttons
Sent by:        freeipa-users-boun...@redhat.com



Dmitri Pal wrote:
> On 04/24/2015 12:58 PM, Christopher Lamb wrote:
>> Hi
>>
>> I am in the process of setting up and configuring a FreeIPA Server
4.1.0.
>>
>> I have successfully migrated all the users from an existing FreeIPA
>> Server
>> 3.0.0 with the following command:
>>
>> ipa migrate-ds --group-overwrite-gid
>> --user-container='cn=users,cn=accounts'
>> --group-container='cn=groups,cn=accounts' ldap://<ldap url of new
>> server>:389
>>
>> When I log into the 4.1.0 Web UI, with the default "admin" user, on the
>> Identity/Users overview page, I have buttons for Delete, Add, Enable,
>> Disable etc.
>>
>> If I log in with an imported admin user, these buttons are missing.
>>
>> If I log into the old 3.0.0 Web UI, these buttons are available with
both
>> users.
>
> This is most likely because the permissions changed in 4.0 and old admin
> does not have the privileges that are now default in 4.1.

He migrated rather than upgrading so this doesn't apply.

So the question is: why did you migrate and not create a replica with
4.x and migrate that way?

One needs to be a member of the admins group to be an admin, I'd start
there.

>> p.s. it would be great if the syntax for an IPA "old" to IPA "new"
>> migration using ipa migrate-ds was included in the IPA documentation.
>> I had
>> to dig deep in the migration.py script to find the accepted format .....

There is a ticket for this but the expected upgrade path is to install a
replica on the new version and once things are confirmed to be working,
decommission the older ones.

rob

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