Bug 736684

Summary: ipa-client-install should sync time before kinit
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Reporter: Marko Myllynen <myllynen>
Component: ipaAssignee: Alexander Bokovoy <abokovoy>
Status: CLOSED ERRATA QA Contact: Chandrasekar Kannan <ckannan>
Severity: medium Docs Contact:
Priority: medium    
Version: 6.1CC: benl, dpal, jgalipea, mkosek, nsoman, rcritten
Target Milestone: rc   
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Hardware: Unspecified   
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Fixed In Version: ipa-2.1.2-1.el6 Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Cause: If IPA client is installed and there is a too big time difference between the client and an IPA server, KDC running on the IPA server machine may refuse any Kerberos authentication request from the client. Consequence: Installation may fail as it cannot get a valid Kerberos ticket during the process Fix: Always try to synchronize the time with the NTP servers configured for the client domain or the IPA server itself Result: If the time synchronization succeeds, the time on the client machine is fixed and Kerberos authentication and the installation itself should successfully continue
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Last Closed: 2011-12-06 18:30:57 UTC Type: ---
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Description Marko Myllynen 2011-09-08 12:24:51 UTC
Description of problem:
When running ipa-client-install on a system whose clock is not in sync with the master, kinit fails and enrollment is aborted. Manual checking of current time at the master and adjusting on the client-to-be is then needed.

It would be better to sync the time from the master before kinit to prevent this usability issue.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
RHEL 6.1 / IPA 2.1

Comment 2 Martin Kosek 2011-09-09 09:01:10 UTC
Upstream ticket:
https://fedorahosted.org/freeipa/ticket/1773

Comment 3 Rob Crittenden 2011-10-07 02:38:49 UTC
fixed upstream

master: acb2c3106ad763a07eca6e0f6f6737c04f967bfe

ipa-2-1: 60bacc23a0989c7f9c060d8c209ba4396546ec89

Comment 6 Namita Soman 2011-10-17 17:47:40 UTC
Started with time on master at 13:45, and on client at 15:45

Ran ipa-client-install
debug logs indicate:
Synchronizing time with KDC...
root        : DEBUG    args=/usr/sbin/ntpdate -U ntp -s -b rhel62-server1.testrelm

.....where rhel62-server1.testrelm is the master IPA server.


after install, time on client matches master and is at 13:50

verified using ipa-client-2.1.2-2.el6.x86_64

Comment 7 Martin Kosek 2011-11-01 12:33:24 UTC
    Technical note added. If any revisions are required, please edit the "Technical Notes" field
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    New Contents:
Cause: If IPA client is installed and there is a too big time difference between the client and an IPA server, KDC running on the IPA server machine may refuse any Kerberos authentication request from the client.
Consequence: Installation may fail as it cannot get a valid Kerberos ticket during the process
Fix: Always try to synchronize the time with the NTP servers configured for the client domain or the IPA server itself
Result: If the time synchronization succeeds, the time on the client machine is fixed and Kerberos authentication and the installation itself should successfully continue

Comment 8 errata-xmlrpc 2011-12-06 18:30:57 UTC
Since the problem described in this bug report should be
resolved in a recent advisory, it has been closed with a
resolution of ERRATA.

For information on the advisory, and where to find the updated
files, follow the link below.

If the solution does not work for you, open a new bug report.

http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2011-1533.html