[OpenAFS] Re: AFS version of sudo for admin ?

omalleys@msu.edu omalleys@msu.edu
Fri, 17 Dec 2010 15:35:07 -0500

We had a program we called afs-sudo. I don't know the origin. but I  
don't think it was passwordless.

It appears there might be afs support in sudo already.

Quoting Andrew Deason <adeason@sinenomine.net>:

> On Fri, 17 Dec 2010 16:35:38 +0100
> Anders Magnusson <ragge@ltu.se> wrote:
>> > This doesn't require you to enter a password for a release, though,
>> > which I assumed John wanted (it might help to say which specific
>> > aspects of 'sudo' you're looking for). That is, you can still 'kinit
>> > foo/admin' and walk away and someone else can vos whatever.
>> Eh, how?  You loses your pag when kinit exits, so no credentials
>> left...?
> As long as you're using that script. Nothing prevents you from acquiring
> admin credentials manually and then doing whatever you want.
> I'm also assuming he wants to restrict the user to a certain subset of
> operations, or to be able to release a certain subset of volumes (like
> Russ' afs-backend scripts). You can't just give someone an admin
> principal for that.
> --
> Andrew Deason
> adeason@sinenomine.net
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