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  1. Puppet
  2. PUP-10169

Generalize forcelocal parameter use for user/group resources

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    Details

    • Type: Bug
    • Status: Resolved
    • Priority: Normal
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Affects Version/s: None
    • Fix Version/s: PUP 6.13.0
    • Component/s: None
    • Template:
      PUP Bug Template
    • Team:
      Night's Watch
    • Story Points:
      2
    • Sprint:
      NW - 2020-01-22, NW - 2020-02-05
    • Method Found:
      Needs Assessment
    • Release Notes:
      Enhancement
    • Release Notes Summary:
      The 'forcelocal' parameter can now be used on AIX for managing local user and group resources. This option conflicts with the 'ia_load_module' parameter.
    • QA Risk Assessment:
      Needs Assessment

      Description

      Currently, the forcelocal parameter forces the management of local accounts/groups when they are also being managed by some other NSS. However, this parameter is wrongly coupled with the libuser feature, which is a platform-specific application.

      This parameter can also be used on AIX and Windows, but due to the way it was implemented it is impossible to do so.

      PUP-9465 and PUP-10168 are tasked with separating the libuser functionality from the useradd/groupadd providers into a separate libuser provider.

      When that work is complete, we can work on generalizing the forcelocal parameter:

      • add a new feature called manages_local_users/groups
      • remove the libuser feature
      • make forcelocal require the new manages_local_users/groups feature instead
      • update impacted providers accordingly

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              Assignee:
              luchian.nemes Luchian Nemes
              Reporter:
              gabriel.nagy Gabriel Nagy
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