Bug 985809 - sss_ssh_authorizedkeys documentation incorrect
sss_ssh_authorizedkeys documentation incorrect
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
Classification: Red Hat
Component: doc-Deployment_Guide (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Stephen Wadeley
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Reported: 2013-07-18 05:50 EDT by Jan Cholasta
Modified: 2015-07-23 06:38 EDT (History)
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Description Jan Cholasta 2013-07-18 05:50:41 EDT
Document URL: https://access.redhat.com/site/documentation/en-US/Red_Hat_Enterprise_Linux/6/html/Deployment_Guide/openssh-sssd.html

Section Number and Name: Configuring OpenSSH to Use SSSD for User Keys

Describe the issue: 

The document incorrectly states that sss_ssh_authorizedkeys manages the file ~/.ssh/sss_authorized_keys and that it should be configured in ssh_config or ~/.ssh/config. There are also some missing configuration options.

Suggestions for improvement: 

sss_ssh_authorizedkeys does not manage any file, it prints authorized keys on its standard output. See sshd_config man page, AuthorizedKeysCommand option for details.

This feature is configured in /etc/ssh/sshd_config. The sshd service must be restarted in order for any changes to take effect.

The AuthorizedKeysCommand option should be accompanied by AuthorizedKeysCommandRunAs option:

    AuthorizedKeysCommand /usr/bin/sss_ssh_authorizedkeys
    AuthorizedKeysCommandRunAs nobody

Remove the PubKeyAgent remark, this legacy option is not available in RHEL.

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