Bug 144493 - Handling of KRB5_KTNAME environment variable
Summary: Handling of KRB5_KTNAME environment variable
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Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: openldap (Show other bugs)
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Version: 3
Hardware: All Linux
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Assignee: Jay Fenlason
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Reported: 2005-01-07 18:13 UTC by Aleksandar Milivojevic
Modified: 2014-08-31 23:27 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-11-29 15:20:45 UTC
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/etc/init.d/ldap patch to handle KRB5_KTNAME (600 bytes, patch)
2005-01-07 18:14 UTC, Aleksandar Milivojevic
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Description Aleksandar Milivojevic 2005-01-07 18:13:08 UTC
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Description of problem:
Currently, there is only one way to specify alternative Kerberos
keytab file when starting slapd, and that is using KRB5_KTNAME
environment variable.  Use of this variable is needed, since keytab
file shouldn't be readable by ordinary users, and system-wide keytab
file is owned by user root and readable only by root (hence need for
separate keytab file, group-readable by ldap group that contains key
for ldap/hostname@REALM service principal).

It would be nice if /etc/init.d/ldap would check if KRB5_KTNAME is
defined and non-empty (for example in /etc/sysconfig/ldap) and export
it before starting slapd.

Workaround (that I'm currently using) is placing export statement
directly into /etc/sysconfing/ldap:

export KRB5_KTNAME

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Attempt using GSSAPI with slapd/ldapsearch

Additional info:

Comment 1 Aleksandar Milivojevic 2005-01-07 18:14:15 UTC
Created attachment 109482 [details]
/etc/init.d/ldap patch to handle KRB5_KTNAME

Comment 2 Rudi Chiarito 2005-05-21 17:43:12 UTC
Was this recently fixed?


Just helping Fedora's and Nalin's bug lists shrink.

Comment 3 Aleksandar Milivojevic 2005-05-22 03:07:00 UTC
Yup, looking in the current sources from development tree, it seems to be fixed
and handled in much more elaborate way than in my simple patch.  I guess this
could be closed as RAWHIDE.

Comment 4 Matthew Miller 2006-07-10 23:03:55 UTC
Fedora Core 3 is now maintained by the Fedora Legacy project for security
updates only. If this problem is a security issue, please reopen and
reassign to the Fedora Legacy product. If it is not a security issue and
hasn't been resolved in the current FC5 updates or in the FC6 test
release, reopen and change the version to match.

Thank you!

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