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AAA JDBC

Summary

AAA-JDBC is an extension which allows to store authentication and authorization data in relational database and provides these data using standardized oVirt AAA API similarly to already existing AAA-LDAP extension.

Owner

Detailed Description

  • Provides complete users/groups/passwords management
  • Stores users/groups/passwords in PostgreSQL database
  • Provides management command line tool ovirt-aaa-jdbc-tool
  • Provides thous users/groups/passwords data in oVirt using standard AAA Extension API
  • Updated users/groups/passwords are immediately visible in oVirt withtout the need to restart engine service
  • Allows to provided multiple domains stored in local or remote database
  • By default in oVirt 3.6 internal domain is provided using AAA-JDBC extension

Installation

The extension resides in the ovirt-engine-extension-aaa-jdbc package. All you have to do is to install the package and run engine-setup again:

# dnf install ovirt-engine-extension-aaa-jdbc
# engine-setup

The engine-setup command will create the required database schema, migrate the existing admin user there and will finally populate the configuration for the main configuration tool ovirt-aaa-jdbc-tool.

User management

Creating a user

ovirt-aaa-jdbc-tool user add jdoe \
    --attribute=firstName=John \
    --attribute=lastName=Doe \
    --attribute=email=jdoe@unknown.com

Only username is mandatory, other attributes are optional. Following attributes can be specified for user:

  • department
  • description
  • displayName
  • email
  • firstName
  • lastName
  • title

ATTENTION: Newly created users are unable to login until password-reset command is executed on them.

Showing details about existing user

ovirt-aaa-jdbc-tool user show jdoe

Here are details of specified user:

-- User jdoe(fc5b1c8b-d668-4a2c-98c8-a176c093a242) --
namespace: *
name: jdoe
id: fc5b1c8b-d668-4a2c-98c8-a176c093a242
display name: 
email: jdoe@unknown.com
first name: John
last name: Doe
department: 
title: 
description:

Updating existing user

Following command updates display name:

ovirt-aaa-jdbc-tool user edit jdoe \
    --attribute="displayName=John Doe"

Removing existing user

ovirt-aaa-jdbc-tool user delete jdoe

Enabling/Disabling user

User can be disabled to prevent login by:

ovirt-aaa-jdbc-tool user edit jdoe --flag=+disabled

And following command enables the user again:

ovirt-aaa-jdbc-tool user edit jdoe --flag=-disabled

Unlocking locked user

User can be locked for example if there are too many unsuccessful logins. Following command unlocks user:

ovirt-aaa-jdbc-tool user unlock jdoe

Password management

Following command sets new password for user jdoe interactively:

ovirt-aaa-jdbc-tool user password-reset jdoe

Following types of entering password are supported using –password option:

  • interactive - tool prompts to enter password
  • pass:STRING - password is specified on command line
  • env:KEY - password is specified in ENV environment variable
  • **** - password is read from specified file
  • none: - sets empty password

ATTENTION: By default password expires at the same moment as it’s specified. Following command sets new password and password expiration date to August 15th 2025 10:30:00 UTC:

ovirt-aaa-jdbc-tool user password-reset jdoe --password-valid-to="2025-08-15 10:30:00Z"

Group management

Creating a group

ovirt-aaa-jdbc-tool group add group1 \
    --attribute="description=First group"

Only groupname is mandatory, other attributes are optional. Following attributes can be specified for group:

  • description
  • displayName

Showing details about existing group

ovirt-aaa-jdbc-tool group show group1

Here are details of specified group:

-- Group group1(061a2ec0-9204-43a1-affe-ba717004c0f5) --
namespace: *
name: group1
id: 061a2ec0-9204-43a1-affe-ba717004c0f5
display name: 
description: First group

Updating existing group

Following command updates display name:

ovirt-aaa-jdbc-tool group edit group1 \
    --attribute="displayName=Group 1"

Removing existing group

ovirt-aaa-jdbc-tool group delete group1

Group membership management

Adding user to group

Following command add user jdoe into group group1:

ovirt-aaa-jdbc-tool group-manage useradd group1 --user=jdoe

Showing members of group

ovirt-aaa-jdbc-tool group-manage show group1

Removing user from group

Following command removes user jdoe from group group1:

ovirt-aaa-jdbc-tool group-manage userdel group1 --user=jdoe

Adding group to group

Following command add group group2 into group group1:

ovirt-aaa-jdbc-tool group-manage groupadd group1 --group=group2

Removing group from group

Following command removes group group2 from group group1:

ovirt-aaa-jdbc-tool group-manage groupdel group1 --group=group2

Searching users/groups

Seraching users

Following command displays all existing users:

ovirt-aaa-jdbc-tool query --what=user

To narrow results following user attributes can be used:

  • department
  • description
  • displayName
  • email
  • firstName
  • id
  • lastName
  • name
  • title

For example following command searches for users which username starts with j:

ovirt-aaa-jdbc-tool query --what=user --pattern="name=j*"

Seraching groups

Following command displays all existing groups:

ovirt-aaa-jdbc-tool query --what=group

To narrow results following group attributes can be used:

  • description
  • displayName
  • name

For example following command searches for groups which name starts with gr:

ovirt-aaa-jdbc-tool query --what=group --pattern="name=gr*"

Settings

AAA-JDBC extension settings can be displayed using:

ovirt-aaa-jdbc-tool settings show

Following command updates setting PASSWORD_EXPIRATION_DAYS:

ovirt-aaa-jdbc-tool settings set --name=PASSWORD_EXPIRATION_DAYS --value=365

Configuration of additional domains

ATTENTION: Most up-to-date documentation can be found at README.admin inside ovirt-engine-extension-aaa-jdbc package.

To configure a new profile which uses aaa-jdbc extension please execute following steps:

  1.  Setup database for aaa-jdbc extension  

    Please replace DB_NAME, DB_USER and DB_PASSWORD with real values:

    su - postgres -c "psql -d template1 << __EOF__
    create user DB_USER password 'DB_PASSWORD';
    create database DB_NAME owner DB_USER template template0
    encoding 'UTF8' lc_collate 'en_US.UTF-8' lc_ctype 'en_US.UTF-8';
    __EOF__
    "
    
  2.  Configure PostgreSQL  

    Please add following line into /var/lib/pgsql/data/pg_hba.conf (please replace DB_NAME and DB_USER with real values):

    host    DB_NAME    DB_USER    0.0.0.0/0       md5
    host    DB_NAME    DB_USER    ::0/0           md5
    

    These line must be located prior to following lines:

    host    all        all        127.0.0.1/32    ident
    host    all        all        ::1/128         ident
    

    After that please restart postgresql service.

  3.  Populate database for aaa-jdbc extension  

    Please replace DB_HOST, DB_NAME, DB_USER and DB_PASSWORD with real values:

    PGPASSWORD="DB_PASSWORD" \
        /usr/share/ovirt-engine-extension-aaa-jdbc/dbscripts/schema.sh \
        -s DB_HOST \
        -p DB_PORT \
        -d DB_NAME \
        -u DB_USER \
        -c apply
    
  4.  Setup AAA profile  

    Select name of your profile (it will be visible to users during login) and copy example configuration files and rename according to your PROFILE (replace PROFILE with selected value):

    cp /usr/share/ovirt-engine-extension-aaa-jdbc/examples/extension.d/authn.properties \
        /etc/ovirt-engine/extensions.d/PROFILE-authn.properties
    cp /usr/share/ovirt-engine-extension-aaa-jdbc/examples/extension.d/authz.properties \
        /etc/ovirt-engine/extensions.d/PROFILE-authz.properties
    cp /usr/share/ovirt-engine-extension-aaa-jdbc/examples/aaa/profile.properties \
        /etc/ovirt-engine/aaa/PROFILE.properties
    

    Edit created PROFILE*.properties files and replace variables surrounded by @ with real values.

  5. Restart ovirt-engine service and check /var/log/ovirt-engine/engine.log to see if extension is initialized successfully according to PROFILE.
  6.  Setup users and groups  

    Setup your users and groups using ovirt-aaa-jdbc-tool and specify database configuration using –db-config command line option:

    ovirt-aaa-jdbc-tool \
        --db-config=/etc/ovirt-engine/aaa/PROFILE.properties \
        OPTIONS
    
  7. Login to webadmin using existing administrator account and assign desired permissions to users/groups defined in your PROFILE