[sudo-users] New SUDO Schema Expantion

JR Aquino JR.Aquino at citrix.com
Mon Jan 31 10:04:23 EST 2011

On Jan 31, 2011, at 6:37 AM, "Todd C. Miller" <Todd.Miller at courtesan.com> wrote:

> On Sun, 30 Jan 2011 21:42:43 EST, Dmitri Pal wrote:
>> How you envision people to migrate from the current version to the one
>> that supports order attribute?
>> Having order attribute for a subset of entries during gradual slow
>> migration can lead to unpredictable results on the clients.
>> Do you expect people to reload their SUDO rules if they want to take
>> advantage of the feature so that all the entries get the order
>> attribute? But then it should be mandatory, right?
> People who wish to take advantage of sudoOrder need to update their
> entries in LDAP.  Ordering is really only important when there are
> overlapping rules which is likely to only affect a subset of the
> rules.
> - todd

Thanks Todd!

I suspect it's worth remembering that Sudo does not handle ldap rules as a cumulative.

That is to say, you still need to have a complete Sudo rule full of permits and denies, and the addition of sudoOrder does not change that. It only allows you to supersede 1 complete rule object for another rule object.

That is a lot different than having some allow rule objects and some deny rule objects which are all meant to overlap and provide granular controls via multiple rule objects.

Is this correct? 

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