Difference between revisions of "Cool Solution - Setup sudo with ldap on multiserver environments"
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A useful way to administer (and audit the administration of) your servers is delegating authority via sudo. However, in a large number of systems the sudoers configuration file can be hard to syncronize. Fortunately, sudo may support LDAP (at build time) to distribute the configuration, and as the sudo LDAP readme says: "By using LDAP for sudoers we gain a centrally administered, globally available configuration source for sudo".
The administration of UCS and UCC deployments using LDAP-based sudoers is available now with these packages.
Installation on UCS DC Master / DC Backup
After including the "cool solutions" repository install the following package containing the UDM integration on the UCS DC Master and every DC Backup:
Make sure that all join scripts are executed (i.e. in the UMC "domain join" module).
Installation on UCS and UCC systems
After including the "cool solutions" repository install the following package on all systems that should make use of the "sudo" rules defined using the UDM:
It's recommended to use the software distribution functionalities for UCS and UCC to make sure the package will be installed on new systems, too.
Now you can set rules in the DC Master either by using the Web interface UMC or the command-line interface UDM.
These are the supported entries:
- Rules have a name and a description
- users can be loginnames or groups
- Individual hostnames can be added to hosts
- It's recommended to use the full path in the command entry
The Univention Management Console (UMC) can be used to create, edit and delete sudo LDAP rules.
Once you have logged in UMC, open LDAP Directory in the container: example.com->univention->sudo-ldap (cn=sudo-ldap,cn=univention,dc=example,dc=com).
Add LDAP Object can be used to create new sudo rules. See image.
The command-line interface Univention Directory Manager (UDM) can be now used to add rules to the sudo-ldap container (cn=sudo-ldap,cn=univention,dc=example,dc=com)
udm sudo/rule create \ --position "cn=sudo-ldap,cn=univention,dc=example,dc=com" \ --set name="Package Management" \ --set description="Package handling with apt-get" \ --set hosts="server1.example.com" \ --set users="mmueller" \ --set command="/usr/bin/apt-get"
The rule can be later modified as
udm sudo/rule modify \ --dn "cn=Package Management,cn=sudo-ldap,cn=univention,dc=example,dc=com" \ --append users="cschmidt" \ --append hosts="backup"
To show the content of the rule
udm sudo/rule list \ --dn "cn=Package Management,cn=sudo-ldap,cn=univention,dc=example,dc=com"
--- DN: cn=Package Management,cn=sudo-ldap,cn=univention,dc=example,dc=com ARG: None command: /usr/bin/apt-get users: mmueller users: cschmidt hosts: server1.example.com hosts: backup name: Package Management description: Package handling with apt-get ---