Bug #9622

Changing admins membership does not replicate correctly to HA slave

Added by Brian Candler about 1 year ago. Updated 5 months ago.

User Manager / Privileges
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To reproduce, on a pfSense 2.4.4-3 HA cluster

  • On the master: create a user which is not a member of the "admins" group
    - it is created on both master and slave with /sbin/nologin as the shell in /etc/passwd, and *LOCKED* in /etc/master.passwd
  • On the master: move the user into the "admins" group and save
    - on the master, the account works as expected
    - however on the slave, the shell remains as /sbin/nologin and *LOCKED* remains in /etc/master.passwd
    - as a result, the user cannot get a shell login on the slave

WORKAROUND: Delete and recreate the user with the admins group membership. But beware: this leaves the /home/USER/.ssh directory on the slave owned by the old UID, so you need to manually chown it to the new UID.

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Revision f9ed5d57 (diff)
Added by James Webb 7 months ago

Synchronize admin accounts. Issue #9622


#1 Updated by Jim Pingle about 1 year ago

  • Category set to User Manager / Privileges

#2 Updated by Jim Pingle about 1 year ago

Probably related to #9539

#3 Updated by Viktor Gurov 7 months ago

Updated PR with added checkbox to on/off feature:

#4 Updated by Jim Pingle 7 months ago

  • Status changed from New to Pull Request Review
  • Target version set to 2.5.0

#5 Updated by Renato Botelho 7 months ago

  • Status changed from Pull Request Review to Feedback
  • Assignee set to Renato Botelho
  • % Done changed from 0 to 100

PR has been merged. Thanks!

#6 Updated by Viktor Gurov 5 months ago

  • Status changed from Feedback to Resolved

works as expected on 2.5.0.a.20200426.2333

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