Bug 1443949 - authconfig generates sssd.conf with --updateall --enablesssd --enablesssdauth
Summary: authconfig generates sssd.conf with --updateall --enablesssd --enablesssdauth
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
Classification: Red Hat
Component: authconfig
Version: 7.4
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: rc
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Assignee: Pavel Březina
QA Contact: Dalibor Pospíšil
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2017-04-20 10:18 UTC by Patrik Kis
Modified: 2017-08-01 07:27 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

Fixed In Version: authconfig-6.2.8-23.el7
Doc Type: No Doc Update
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2017-08-01 07:27:56 UTC
Target Upstream Version:

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System ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2017:2285 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Moderate: authconfig security, bug fix, and enhancement update 2017-08-01 11:26:21 UTC

Description Patrik Kis 2017-04-20 10:18:54 UTC
Description of problem:
This is a regression with the new version of authconfig. With older released versions the behavior was different.
Now authonfig generates an sssd.conf with names of sections and a few options (see below).

Not sure which change caused it or if it is intentional, but it is clearly changes the behavior fixed in bug 874527 (there is no attempt to start sssd, though).
If the change is intentional, please document it, and explain why it was added.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
# rm -rf /etc/sysconfig/authconfig /etc/sssd/sssd.conf 
# strace authconfig --enablesssd --enablesssdauth --updateall 2>&1  |grep sssd.conf
open("/etc/sssd/sssd.conf", O_RDONLY)   = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory)
open("/etc/sssd/sssd.conf", O_WRONLY|O_CREAT|O_TRUNC, 0666) = 7
# cat /etc/sssd/sssd.conf
services = nss, pam

homedir_substring = /home









Interestingly, if there is already an sssd.conf file, the content is not added.

# rm -rf /etc/sysconfig/authconfig /etc/sssd/sssd.conf 
# touch /etc/sssd/sssd.conf
# strace authconfig --enablesssd --enablesssdauth --updateall 2>&1  |grep sssd.conf
open("/etc/sssd/sssd.conf", O_RDONLY)   = 3
read(7, "c/sssd.conf\n\n        === Returns"..., 4096) = 4096
# cat /etc/sssd/sssd.conf

Comment 8 errata-xmlrpc 2017-08-01 07:27:56 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.


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