Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 836174
oddjobd-mkhomedir.conf -- unexpected directory permissions with explicit umask
Last modified: 2017-07-19 08:40:48 EDT
Description of problem:
Setting umask in oddjobd-mkhomedir.conf yields only partial results:
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
How reproducible: unknown, tested on single system only.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install system
2. configure system to use LDAP for account info
3. configure to use sssd & oddjob-mkhomedir
Umask setting in oddjob-mkhomedir.conf yields following test results:
The mystery permission inheritance seems to be from /etc/skel. Modifying /etc/skel permissions was a work-around for us to get the desired permissions for home accounts.
The permissions on the newly-created files and directories generally mimic those of the source directories in /etc/skel. The umask controls which permission bits are removed when determining permissions for the newly-created files and directories.
If we set them all to match the umask value (or rather, 0777 with the umask's bits removed), then it wouldn't be possible to vary the permissions of individual files or directories in the skeleton directory.
I'm inclined to mark this won't-fix as a result.
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