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Bug 598558 - authconfig should not touch any sssd domain that is not named "default"
Summary: authconfig should not touch any sssd domain that is not named "default"
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
Classification: Red Hat
Component: authconfig
Version: 6.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: rc
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Assignee: Tomas Mraz
QA Contact: BaseOS QE - Apps
Depends On: 598556
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2010-06-01 15:45 UTC by Simo Sorce
Modified: 2010-11-10 19:55 UTC (History)
6 users (show)

Fixed In Version: authconfig-6.1.4-4.el6
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of: 598556
Last Closed: 2010-11-10 19:55:21 UTC
Target Upstream Version:

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Description Simo Sorce 2010-06-01 15:45:04 UTC
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #598556 +++

Apparently the current behaviour of authconfig is to "take over" the first domain listed in sssd and reconfigure it.

Authconfig shouldn't do that as it will destroy potentially valuable configuration.

Authconfig should always only use "default" as domain name and add it to the list of currently active domains.

This avoid irreparably destroying a currently working configuration if authconfig is misused on a machine that already has working domains configured.

Note: authconfig may decide to rewrite the "domains" option in [sssd] instead of just appending. This will cause the deactivation of other configured domains, but at least it will not destroy their configuration and all a user needs to do is to change back the "domains" option to include the right domains.

Also note: a non working domain does not affect other domains. If a domain fails sssd will go on consulting all the others and will log the issue to the log files.

Comment 2 RHEL Product and Program Management 2010-06-01 16:16:18 UTC
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Product Management for inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux major release.  Product Management has requested further
review of this request by Red Hat Engineering, for potential inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux Major release.  This request is not yet committed for

Comment 5 Gowrishankar Rajaiyan 2010-07-28 08:45:14 UTC
The domain name "default" is case sensitive here, if there already exists a [domain/DEFAULT] and if you use authconfig a new domain with [domain/default] is created. This may be confusing but is acceptable as it does no harm to the existing configuration.

Verified. Version: authconfig-6.1.4-4.el6 & sssd-1.2.1-21.

Comment 6 2010-11-10 19:55:21 UTC
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.0 is now available and should resolve
the problem described in this bug report. This report is therefore being closed
with a resolution of CURRENTRELEASE. You may reopen this bug report if the
solution does not work for you.

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