Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 497549
Multiple issues in Authentication chapter of Installation Guide
Last modified: 2013-10-23 19:13:24 EDT
This chapter should describe what is installed by default, and how users can use an authorization-enabled server, doing this at a high level before descending into details.
I think the intro should say:
- Both the server and the clients are integrated with SASL
- SASL uses the account a program is running in to identify the user and supply authentication
- As we install it, you have to run the server either as root or as the qpidd user - if you run as a daemon, this happens automatically, but if you run from the command line authentication can be trickier
- A 'guest' account is created by the installation program
- You can set up other accounts or see what accounts exist (see later discussion of saslpasswd2 and sasldblistusers2)
Some details for the further discussion:
- default authentication depends on the cyrus configuration on the box, it is not usually PLAIN
- need to discuss using the guest account in clients vs. connecting using the user account
- need to discuss ANONYMOUS authentication
This section got thoroughly overhauled for the last release. Which version are you looking at?
Also, I think it's important we don't go into a massive amount of detail. The idea is to give an overview of the authentication capabilities, and then point the reader to the user guide for the complete run down.