Bug 1542968 - authconfig to authselect changes for anaconda
Summary: authconfig to authselect changes for anaconda
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda
Version: 28
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Vendula Poncova
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2018-02-07 13:23 UTC by Samantha N. Bueno
Modified: 2019-05-28 19:44 UTC (History)
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Fixed In Version: anaconda-28.22.1-1
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Last Closed: 2019-05-28 19:44:59 UTC
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Description Samantha N. Bueno 2018-02-07 13:23:50 UTC
authconfig is being deprecated, and authselect is replacing it. There is an authconfig-compat tool in the meantime that will act as a shim layer between authconfig<->authselect, but we should be using authselect.

Work we need to do:


pyanaconda.users, pyanaconda.installation, pyanaconda.kickstart, tests/pyanaconda_tests/kickstart_manager.py, and tests/pyanaconda_tests/kickstart_dispatcher.py all issue calls to authconfig. These should be changed to call authselect. Some of the options we are passing (e.g. --passalgo) are going away with authselect; these need to be removed.


In kickstart, the auth/authconfig command should point to a call to authconfig-compat. The authconfig maintainer expects that authconfig-compat will be symlinked to authconfig, but we should print a deprecation warning about auth/authconfig at least.

A new ks command (authselect) should be made that calls authselect.

Our documentation already states that we merely pass the ks directive to the authconfig tool, and whatever is supported there is in that way supported by us as well. We should update the docs, however, to note that auth/authconfig is deprecated, and to make note of an authselect command.

Comment 1 Vendula Poncova 2018-02-13 12:47:33 UTC
Fixed in a pull request: https://github.com/rhinstaller/anaconda/pull/1327

Comment 2 Fedora End Of Life 2018-02-20 15:29:25 UTC
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 28 development cycle.
Changing version to '28'.

Comment 3 Ben Cotton 2019-05-02 22:00:20 UTC
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Comment 4 Ben Cotton 2019-05-28 19:44:59 UTC
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