Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 133711
RFE: Console policy in firstboot to set RHEL4 behaviour and help lockdown
Last modified: 2009-01-28 08:32:20 EST
Logging this discussion for the future.
> for example be happy that a user could understand the following along
> with the other security related bits at install/firstboot
> Which of the following best describes this system
> [X] Personal laptop or desktop. Anyone with physical access to the
> machine can be reasonably trusted to use USB, floppy and CD-ROM
> devices attached to the machine, or to administer it.
> [ ] Corporate desktop. Users with physical access may not be trusted
> to administer the machine but are permitted to power it down and
> use the USB floppy and CD-ROM devices.
> [ ] Locked down. Users with physical access may not be trusted. No
> administrative rights or trust are implied by physical access
> At a higher level that is the dialog I'd like to see as a system
> when doing an install (or scripting kickstart).
I have no trouble asking the user a very small number of high level
questions that let us establish reasonable defaults. Something like
above set of choices (modulo quibbles) looks fine to me.
What needs to be avoided is interrupting the user's work flow to ask
them to make security judgment calls.
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