Bug 1277510 - The UI lists IPAv2 but there is no such thing on RHEL 7
The UI lists IPAv2 but there is no such thing on RHEL 7
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
Classification: Red Hat
Component: authconfig (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Pavel Březina
BaseOS QE Security Team
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Reported: 2015-11-03 08:44 EST by Jan Pazdziora
Modified: 2017-01-13 05:57 EST (History)
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Description Jan Pazdziora 2015-11-03 08:44:29 EST
Description of problem:

The popup menu User Account Database on the Identity & Authentication tab has item IPAv2. There is no such thing available on RHEL 7.2 -- the current version is 4.1, and it's called IdM (or Identity Management in Red Hat Enterprise Linux) in RHEL.

Also, authconfig-gtk correctly notices that ipa-client-install is not installed but then says "Install the freeipa-client package, which provides this file.". But that package is not available (it's called ipa-client on RHEL).

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Steps to Reproduce:
1. Run authconfig-gtk.
2. Try to setup identity and authentication to use IdM in RHEL.
3. Settle for IPAv2 and follow the guidance about ipa-client-install, run yum install -y freeipa-client.

Actual results:

Only IPAv2 is listed which is not vary intuitive. There is also FreeIPA there but that does not seem correct either -- see bug 1277507.

The yum then fails with

No package freeipa-client available.
Error: Nothing to do

Expected results:

Menu item is called "IdM/FreeIPA" or something similar which does not have "v2" in its name and also promotes IdM.

The package name recommented to be installed is ipa-client.

Additional info:
Comment 3 Pavel Březina 2017-01-13 05:57:39 EST
authconfig-gtk is currently being discontinued in upstream and we do not plan to fix any ipa related issue in authconfig-gtk. Please, use ipa-client-install instead.

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