Bug 814769 - fips install: anaconda should add the new user to /etc/sudoers and/or group wheel
Summary: fips install: anaconda should add the new user to /etc/sudoers and/or group w...
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: firstboot
Version: 17
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Martin Gracik
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2012-04-20 15:36 UTC by Paul Wouters
Modified: 2013-07-04 13:02 UTC (History)
8 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2012-05-02 11:09:11 UTC
Type: Bug

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Description Paul Wouters 2012-04-20 15:36:24 UTC
Description of problem:
When installing F17 the user added during install does not appear in /etc/sudoers or the wheel group. As a result, the user cannot use sudo.

In fips mode, su and direct login as root are rejected, so the result is that one needs to boot into non-fips mode just to be able to login as root to edit the groups or sudoers file

Comment 1 Jesse Keating 2012-04-20 15:50:28 UTC
Was this kickstart or interactive install?  An interactive install doesn't do user creation in the installer, that's handled post-install by firstboot.

If it's kickstart, then anaconda does create the user.  A workaround for when you're in kickstart is using %post to modify sudoers.  The user kickstart directive has a --group option that lets you specify additional groups, such as wheel.


Comment 2 Paul Wouters 2012-04-21 23:10:31 UTC
interactive install, so re-assigned to firstboot

Comment 3 Martin Gracik 2012-05-02 11:09:11 UTC
If you check the "add to administrators group" when creating the user, it will add the user to the wheel group.

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