On Wed, Jan 27, 2016 at 09:36:13AM -0700, sysadmin ofdoom wrote:
> I am trying to implement FreeIPA in a larger environment. Due to the
> complexity of the environment I've been constructing a user group structure
> such that i have groups at the following levels:
> project --> project_at_site --> project_site_vendor

I'm not sure the order of the hierarchy is correct, can you show an
example with ipa group-show?

> HBAC rules are defined at the lowest level (vendor at site) and associated
> with a host group at the same level.
> Each of the above user group levels will have a corresponding sudo group.
> (Used to provide a vendor access to servers  the vendor supports at a
> specific site at a moments notice)
> HBAC rules are propagating up the chain correctly.
> When a user is added to a top level group (e.g. project or project-sudo)
> the indirect membership shows up for both Sudo and HBAC rules.
> The problem is that I can't get the sudo privileges to work when the user
> shows indirect membership for the sudo rule. If i make the user a direct
> member of the sudo rule, i can use sudo.
> As I've looked at debug logs, i was able to see that the query used when i
> was identical when i was successful at using sudo and when i i got denied.
> The difference is  the failure would have a message like
> [sudosrv_get_sudorules_from_cache] (0x0400): Returning 1 rules for [
> u...@example.com]  The successes returned 2 rules.
> The only change made between the success and failure was making the user a
> direct member of the sudo rule where the failure was an indirect member.
> Thanks for any help!

sudo uses the list of groups as returned by initgroups()/getgrouplist(),
so if the user is a member of that group (as reported by id $user), then
the sudo rule should match.

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