Bug 437007 - Use case description of authmethod bind rule could be missleading
Summary: Use case description of authmethod bind rule could be missleading
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Directory Server
Classification: Red Hat
Component: Doc-administration-guide
Version: 8.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
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Assignee: Deon Ballard
QA Contact: Content Services Development
URL: http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/di...
Keywords: Documentation
Depends On:
Blocks: 249650
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2008-03-11 16:42 UTC by Chris Evich
Modified: 2009-08-20 03:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2009-05-01 22:05:25 UTC

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Description Chris Evich 2008-03-11 16:42:13 UTC
Description of problem:
Section 6.4.9 is confusing regarding the use of authmethod="ssl".  This bind
rule reads as if it performs a similar function to the "ssf" ACI option in
openssl - limiting operations based on the encryption being used.

See Bug 436979 for reference.  

I recommend making the description clearer in the admin guide, or at least
adding a "info" box describing authmethod="ssl" as in comment 1 from bug 436979

Comment 1 Chris Evich 2008-03-11 16:43:18 UTC
> I guess the documentation is not clear.  The authmethod keyword is for
> authentication method e.g. what credentials and what mechanism did the user
> present to authenticate to the directory.  "ssl" means that the user provided a
> user certificate (or smart card, or some other pki device) to authenticate to
> the directory.
> Unfortunately, there is no way, using access control, to specify that the
> connection must have a certain level of protection.  For example, with openldap,
> you can say ssf=56 meaning the connection must have SSF level 56 or higher to
> connect (e.g. TLS/SSL or SASL using DES).

Comment 2 Deon Ballard 2009-05-01 22:05:25 UTC
Tried to clarify both the initial introduction and the example text:http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/dir-server/8.1/admin/Managing_Access_Control-Bind_Rules.html#Bind_Rules-Defining_Access_Based_on_Authentication_Method

This is live for 8.1 and will soon be in 8.0. Closing.

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