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Re: ppolicy in back_ldap?

On 04/22/2010 11:38 AM, masarati@aero.polimi.it wrote:
>> Hey guys,
> Hi.  What version?  Also, I's not clear (to me) whether you're configuring
> slapo-ppolicy also on the proxy.  If this is the case, I think you're not
> doing the right thing.
I have ppolicy setup on both masters as well as the proxy (as an overlay
to back_ldap) because it was the only way I could see the values from
the masters when queries where made to proxy (which I need to be able to
>>        I currently have a multi-master system setup with a back_ldap
>> proxying frontend. We are using ppolicy and it is loaded fine and
>> works on the two masters but I'm experiencing a little weirdness on
>> the proxy side. It works fine but when I implemented password
>> expirations the other day I keep seeing messages on the proxy like:
>> ppolicy_bind: Setting warning for password expiry for .... = 0 seconds
>> These entries should not be receiving any warning messages and I know
>> my settings are correct because if I redirect to one of the masters
>> the log output is what I expect. Also, if I run a perl script that
>> uses password policy controls and look for time_before_expiration, the
>> value is always 0 on the proxy while it is not even set if
>> pwdExpireWarning is not met or a sane value if it is on the masters.
>> After reading slapo-ppolicy it looks like maybe I should be setting
>> olcPPolicyForwardUpdates to TRUE (?) and set a olcupdateRef in
>> olcDatabase={1}ldap,cn=config to both masters but it spits at me every
>> time I try it.
> olcUpdateRef only makes sense when the database is shadow - i.e. it also
> contains a olcSyncrepl directive.  The indications above make sense when
> slapo-ppolicy is on a shadow database; you're trying to use them on a
> proxy, which is usually not a shadow.
>> It also says a chain overlay should be set as well but
>> when I read slapo-chain its says: "It is useless in conjunction with
>> the slapd-ldap and slapd-meta backends because they already exploit
>> the libldap specific referral chase feature."
> This indication makes sense: slapo-chain uses libldap calls, which can be
> configured to automatically handle referrals.  However, in general,
> slapo-chain can be used instead of the built-in referral chase
> capabilities, because it allows finer grain control on what identity is
> used/propagated during referral chasing.  But this should be outside the
> scope of your issue.
>> If I remove ppolicy overlay I don't see any of the values.
> Please clarify: what do you mean by "I don't see any of the values"?  I0ve
> checked with HEAD code, and I've noticed that indeed ppolicy control
> responses don't get propagated from a remote DSA through the proxy.  Is
> this what you mean?  I'm filing an ITS about this.  Actually, I think the
> reason is related to ITS#6166 (Followup 1); however, we need to fix it now
> rather than wait for that fix.
That is exactly what I mean - pwd* and friends attributes from ppolicy 
do not get propegated to the proxy utilitzing back_ldap. The only way I
could get them was by adding the overlay to back_ldap on the proxy
itself but as I explained earlier its not processing pwdExpireWarning
times correctly.
Thank you for filing the ITS. Would you mind letting us know the number
on that once you create it? I cannot find anything currently. Also, I
cannot find ITS#6166 either. Can you double check that number?
>> I need the proxy to be able to see these attributes (as in those
>> making queries to it) and not hammer my logs with incorrect messages.
>> Is it possible to make this work, am I doing some wrong?
> I know I didn't answer your question, but I need a clearer description of
> what you're trying to accomplish.  And there seems to be an issue related
> to slapd-ldap behavior when control responses are to be returned during a
> bind.
> p.
Hopefully my previous responses above clarified that. Thank you for
filing the ITS.


Tyler Gates
Systems Administrator
Castle Branch Inc.
910-815-3880 ext 7230

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