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Bug 1690514 - rootless unable to access subscription
Summary: rootless unable to access subscription
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8
Classification: Red Hat
Component: podman
Version: 8.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: rc
: 8.0
Assignee: Giuseppe Scrivano
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Depends On:
Blocks: 1691543 1691544
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2019-03-19 15:45 UTC by Qian Cai
Modified: 2019-03-21 20:59 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

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Comment 1 Daniel Walsh 2019-03-19 15:56:32 UTC
Qian, is the /run/secrets mounted into the container?

Is it labeled correctly and readable?

Comment 2 Qian Cai 2019-03-19 16:10:21 UTC
$ podman run --rm ls -lZd /run/secrets
drwxr-xr-x. 2 root root system_u:object_r:fusefs_t:s0 6 Mar 13 18:35 /run/secrets

It is empty though.

Comment 3 Giuseppe Scrivano 2019-03-19 16:24:17 UTC
an unprivileged user cannot access the secrets directory on the host, so it cannot use them for a container.

Should we document this or what issues there are if we allow access to /usr/share/rhel/secrets for unprivileged users?

Comment 4 Daniel Walsh 2019-03-19 18:58:02 UTC
 ls /usr/share/rhel/secrets/
ls: cannot open directory '/usr/share/rhel/secrets/': Permission denied

If we chown 755 /usr/share/rhel/secrets

Does it work?

Comment 5 Qian Cai 2019-03-19 19:48:09 UTC
No. /run/secrets is not even mounted inside the rootless container.

Comment 6 Giuseppe Scrivano 2019-03-19 20:16:05 UTC
you will need to add /usr/share/rhel/secrets:/run/secrets to your ~/.config/containers/mounts.conf file

Comment 7 Daniel Walsh 2019-03-19 20:23:48 UTC
We should not create an empty mounts.conf file by default. stops creating it.

Comment 8 Qian Cai 2019-03-19 20:49:02 UTC
(In reply to Giuseppe Scrivano from comment #6)
> you will need to add /usr/share/rhel/secrets:/run/secrets to your
> ~/.config/containers/mounts.conf file

Yes, that make it work after those, ("Unable to read consumer identity" warning not sure if could any problem later on yet.)

# chmod 755 /usr/share/rhel/secrets

# ls -l /etc/pki/entitlement/
-rw-------. 1 root root  1675 Mar 18 09:18 /etc/pki/entitlement/1939799096719564946-key.pem

# chmod o+r /etc/pki/entitlement/1939799096719564946-key.pem

$ podman run --rm dnf repolist
Updating Subscription Management repositories.
Unable to read consumer identity
Subscription Manager is operating in container mode.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 for ARM 64 - AppStre 1.4 MB/s | 5.1 MB     00:03    
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 for ARM 64 - BaseOS  642 kB/s | 2.1 MB     00:03    
Red Hat Universal Base Image 8 (RPMs) - AppStre  11  B/s |  16  B     00:01    
Red Hat Universal Base Image 8 (RPMs) - BaseOS   13  B/s |  16  B     00:01    
Failed to synchronize cache for repo 'ubi-8-appstream', ignoring this repo.
Failed to synchronize cache for repo 'ubi-8-baseos', ignoring this repo.
Last metadata expiration check: 0:00:03 ago on Tue Mar 19 20:46:08 2019.
repo id                           repo name                               status
rhel-8-for-aarch64-appstream-rpms Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 for ARM 64 - 3302
rhel-8-for-aarch64-baseos-rpms    Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 for ARM 64 - 1242

Comment 9 Qian Cai 2019-03-21 19:39:59 UTC
In summary, looks like we have bugs in 3 components here.

podman: add /usr/share/rhel/secrets:/run/secrets to ~/.config/containers/mounts.conf

container-common: chmod 755 /usr/share/rhel/secrets

subscription-manager ?:  chmod o+r /etc/pki/entitlement/1939799096719564946-key.pem

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