Bug 1130534 - RFE: Support for authenticating pegasus using SO_PEERCRED
Summary: RFE: Support for authenticating pegasus using SO_PEERCRED
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: tog-pegasus
Version: 21
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Vitezslav Crhonek
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
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Reported: 2014-08-15 13:36 UTC by Stef Walter
Modified: 2015-12-02 16:11 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2015-12-02 03:24:26 UTC

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Description Stef Walter 2014-08-15 13:36:55 UTC
Pegasus can listen on a unix socket, but expects the peer to authenticate on that socket. It would be far more useful for scripts and for things like cockpit-agent to be able to talk to Pegasus as specific users without an extra authentication layer.

Pegasus can already figure out the identify of the caller via getsockopt(SOL_SOCKET, SO_PEERCRED, ...) and treat the caller as already authenticated for that user in the absence of other authentication headers.

This is necessary for getting Cockpit to talk to Pegasus locally via HTTP on a local Unix socket. cockpit-agent does not have user credentials at hand.

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