[Review Request] libwbclient-sssd
Volker.Lendecke at SerNet.DE
Tue Jun 24 08:16:18 MDT 2014
On Tue, Jun 24, 2014 at 04:08:29PM +0200, Jakub Hrozek wrote:
> On Tue, 2014-06-24 at 15:49 +0200, Sumit Bose wrote:
> > On Tue, Jun 24, 2014 at 03:37:34PM +0200, Volker Lendecke wrote:
> > > On Tue, Jun 24, 2014 at 03:00:32PM +0200, Jakub Hrozek wrote:
> > > > On Tue, 2014-06-24 at 13:17 +0200, Volker Lendecke wrote:
> > > > > > FYI for more complex queries the next SSSD release will have a new
> > > > > > provider called InfoPipe which uses the D-Bus protocol. But I guess this
> > > > > > is SSSD specific and will not have much overlaps with samba or winbind
> > > > > > with respect to the protocol.
> > > > >
> > > > > What additional information goes over this protocol?
> > > >
> > > > See the design page:
> > > > https://fedorahosted.org/sssd/wiki/DesignDocs/DBusResponder
> > > >
> > > > tl;dr version is that only the basic POSIX set is allowed by default and
> > > > the admin can configure what additional attributes are made public on
> > > > the bus.
> > > >
> > > > However, the user and group objects are not quite there yet. We hope to
> > > > get them done completely during the next month or so for the SSSD-1.12.1
> > > > release.
> > >
> > > So this means the protocol that nss_sssd speaks right now is
> > > a dead end and everything will go over dbus in the future? I
> > Nobody said that. There are no plans to change the protocols for the PAM
> > and NSS clients.
> > bye,
> > Sumit
> Yes, the D-Bus API is intended for applications that need to access more
> data about the users SSSD serves than the NSS API provides. For instance
> a desktop environments might read the preferred keyboard layout or some
> user avatar using this interface.
> But the standard NSS and PAM modules are here to stay.
Also over the current protocol, or will SSSD eventually
decide to abstract that enough to slip in dbus under it? For
Fedora it would make perfect sense to get rid of yet another
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