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From "Bolke de Bruin (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (RANGER-827) Use system supplied mechanism to get users and groups on unix
Date Sat, 13 Feb 2016 17:49:18 GMT

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Bolke de Bruin commented on RANGER-827:
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[~vperiasamy] 

1) My apologies: there is a small bug in the "enumerate groups code" (one liner fix). It wasn't
caught by the tests as it requires a external source for user ids. Patch is attached.

2) On the submission to the review board and reading on it, I assume that I need to do a submission
there for new tickets and not for this one. Is that correct?

> Use system supplied mechanism to get users and groups on unix
> -------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: RANGER-827
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/RANGER-827
>             Project: Ranger
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: usersync
>    Affects Versions: 0.5.1
>            Reporter: Bolke de Bruin
>            Assignee: Bolke de Bruin
>              Labels: integration, pam, sssd, sync
>             Fix For: 0.6.0
>
>         Attachments: 0001-RANGER-827-Add-default-value-for-min-group-id-to-sup.patch,
0001-RANGER-827-Improve-unix-usersync.patch, 0001-Use-String.format-static-instead-of-instance.format.patch,
0002-RANGER-827-Improve-unix-usersync.patch, 0003-RANGER-827-Improve-unix-usersync.patch,
0004-RANGER-827-Improve-unix-usersync.patch, 0005-RANGER-827-Improve-unix-usersync.patch,
0006-RANGER-827-Improve-unix-usersync.patch, usersync.patch
>
>
> The unix user sync currently reads /etc/passwd /etc/groups . This is often not a reflection
of users and groups available on a system especially when nsswitch is configured (eg. sssd,
ldap etc).
> Secondly in some cases groups will contain user names that are not returned with "getent
passwd", especially "external users" and it is required to add these using the group information.



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