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  1. Puppet
  2. PUP-9562

User resource does not respect forcelocal for the comment parameter

    Details

    • Type: Bug
    • Status: Open
    • Priority: Minor
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • Affects Version/s: PUP 5.5.10
    • Fix Version/s: None
    • Component/s: Types and Providers
    • Labels:
      None
    • Environment:

      Puppet 5.5.x with LDAP configured on EL 5.x

    • Template:
    • Team:
      Platform Core
    • Sprint:
      Platform Core Grooming
    • Method Found:
      Customer Feedback

      Description

      A user resource configured with forcelocal will still try to sync the comment with the external directory services. It does use the `lusermod` to modify the local `/etc/passwd` to the comment specified in the user resource, but it compares the `in_sync` with the external directory services, meaning that it always updates the comment on catalog compilation.

      Reproduction:
      1. Configure an agent with LDAP
      2. Ensure nsswitch.conf has LDAP before `files` for `passwd`
      3. Add a user to LDAP with a comment. Below is an example user.

      testuser:*:510:10:test:/home/test:/bin/bash
      

      4. Apply the following manifest on the agent multiple times and observe that it tries to update the comment every time.

      user{'test':
        ensure => present,
        forcelocal => true,
        comment => 'local comment',
        uid => '510',
        gid => '10',
      }
      

      Expected Behavior:
      The agent should check the local passwd file for the comment as per https://github.com/puppetlabs/puppet/blob/master/lib/puppet/provider/user/useradd.rb#L58-L72

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              • Assignee:
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                Reporter:
                jarret.lavallee Jarret Lavallee
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