Bug 470416

Summary: Virt-manager hardcodes root user into ssh based URIs
Product: [Community] Virtualization Tools Reporter: Bryan McLellan <btm>
Component: virt-managerAssignee: Daniel Berrangé <berrange>
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Description Bryan McLellan 2008-11-07 02:22:15 UTC
Description of problem:

Virt-manager forces the creation of qemu+ssh and xen+ssh URI's to include the root user.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. File, Open Connection
2. Choose Remote tunnel over SSH
3. Enter a hostname
Actual results:

The URI generated is 'qemu+ssh://root@hostname/system'

Expected results:

The URI generated should be 'qemu+ssh://hostname/system'

Additional info:

libvirt does not require root access and should frown upon using the root account to access libvirt if anything. A username should not be hardcoded, or at the least should detect if a username is provided in the entry field and use that instead.

See src/virtManager/connect.py:260

Comment 1 Cole Robinson 2008-12-07 04:15:13 UTC
Thanks for the report. Just committed a fix for this, the user can now specify the username via user@hostname syntax when opening a new connection:


I think this is the safest fix, rather than change existing behavior when no username is specified.

Closing as UPSTREAM.