Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 224277
[RFE] User Group Support
Last modified: 2010-10-22 08:37:42 EDT
It would be really nice if RHN had the concept of User Groups, much like how our
linux boxen treat users/groups and ownwership of files.
You should be able to create ad-hoc groups of users and be able to assign the
group as an admin of system groups.
The case usage is this. Say we have a department with 12 sys admins and they
have 20 system groups. Currently, we have to add those 12 people to each system
group. Instead we would like to be able to create 1 group and then add that to
each system groups admin list.
Then when sys admin leaves or transfers departments, we update the group list
and everything is all set.
I believe this would have positive impacts for rhn-satellite and being then able
to use these groups to control access to kickstarts and other data.
So the equivalent of groupadd, chgrp, and chmod g+rwx :)
What is going on with this ticket?
I'd just like to let you know that we aren't ignoring your great ideas and
feature requests to make RHN better. This request is currently being evaluated.
This is a fine idea, but not something we're going to be implementing in the
Hosted codebase. Customers (like Iowa State!) who are large enough to be able
to really make use of this kind of management would be better served by the new
features in Satellite (like Multi-Org, which I believe may answer this use-case