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Bug 1951936 - [Edge] After upgrade, user cannot login if upgrade bp has no user defined
Summary: [Edge] After upgrade, user cannot login if upgrade bp has no user defined
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8
Classification: Red Hat
Component: osbuild-composer
Version: 8.4
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: beta
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Assignee: Achilleas Koutsou
QA Contact: Yi He
Eliane Ramos Pereira
Depends On:
Blocks: 2060575 2062766
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2021-04-21 08:21 UTC by Yi He
Modified: 2022-05-10 14:20 UTC (History)
8 users (show)

Fixed In Version: osbuild-composer-46.1-1.el8
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
.Users can now specify user accounts in the RHEL for Edge Installer blueprint Previously, performing an update on your blueprint without a user account defined in the RHEL for Edge Commit for the upgrade, such as adding a rpm package, would cause users to be locked out of their system, after the upgrade was applied. It caused users to have redefine user accounts when upgrading an existing system. This issue has been fixed to allow users to specify user accounts in the RHEL for Edge Installer blueprint, that creates a user on the system at installation time, rather than having the user as part of the `ostree` commit.
Clone Of:
: 2060575 2062766 (view as bug list)
Last Closed: 2022-05-10 13:49:28 UTC
Type: Bug
Target Upstream Version:

Attachments (Terms of Use)

System ID Private Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHBA-2022:1841 0 None None None 2022-05-10 13:49:45 UTC

Description Yi He 2021-04-21 08:21:51 UTC
Description of problem:
Create a rhel-edge-container image with bp that a user is added, then install rhel for edge. Can use that user to login system. Then make an upgrade bp, add additional RPMs, but do not define any user, create an upgrade image. 
Upgrade rhel for edge, after upgrade, cannot login with that user.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
RHEL 8.4

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Create blueprint like this, define a user named admin.
name = "container"
description = "A base rhel-edge container image"
version = "0.0.1"
modules = []
groups = []

name = "python36"
version = "*"

name = "kernel-rt"
append = ""

name = "admin"
description = "Administrator account"
password = "$6$GRmb7S0p8vsYmXzH$o0E020S.9JQGaHkszoog4ha4AQVs3sk8q0DvLjSMxoxHBKnB2FBXGQ/OkwZQfW/76ktHd0NX5nls2LPxPuUdl."
key = "ssh-rsa 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 ostree-image-test"
home = "/home/admin/"
groups = ["wheel"]

2. Use this blueprint to build image, "composer-cli compose start-ostree container rhel-edge-container --ref rhel/8/x86_64/edge", after build finished, download image and run container, container serves ostree image content at

3. Create a Kickstart file, includes the ostree url

4. Use kickstart file to install RHEL for Edge, after installation, I can login as user admin.

5. Create a blueprint for upgrade like this, additional pkg added, but no user defined.
name = "upgrade-container"
description = "An upgrade rhel-edge container image"
version = "0.0.2"
modules = []
groups = []

name = "python36"
version = "*"

name = "expect"
version = "*"

name = "kernel-rt"
append = ""

6. Use this blueprint to build a rhel-edge-container image, "composer-cli compose start-ostree upgrade-container rhel-edge-container --url --ref rhel/8/x86_64/edge", after build finished, download image and run container.

7. Upgrade rhel for edge image, upgrade finished successfully. After reboot, I cannot login with user admin, error message is 'Login incorrect.'

vm login: admin
Login incorrect

Actual results:
Cannot login as user admin after upgrade

Expected results:
Can login as user admin after upgrade

Additional info:

Comment 1 Christian Kellner 2022-03-01 11:14:01 UTC
That is sadly expected behaviour and why I think we should discourage people from putting users into blueprints.

Comment 12 Xiaofeng Wang 2022-04-05 16:08:19 UTC
Verified on:

Comment 14 errata-xmlrpc 2022-05-10 13:49:28 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 (osbuild-composer bug fix and enhancement update), 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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