Forced user creation (was Re: Call for Bikeshedding: remote auth at install time)

Adam Williamson awilliam at redhat.com
Tue Jun 4 15:42:04 UTC 2013


On Tue, 2013-06-04 at 08:43 -0400, Simo Sorce wrote:
> On Mon, 2013-06-03 at 18:07 -0700, Adam Williamson wrote:
> > We all know what devel@ does best, so let's fire up the power of the
> > bikeshedding machine :)
> > 
> > We had https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=965883 on the list of
> > release blocker candidates that we evaluated at the blocker review
> > meeting this morning. Attendance at blocker reviews is pretty spotty
> > these days (please, people, come out and feel in a position of ABSOLUTE
> > POWER), and no-one present felt like they were a huge expert on typical
> > remote authentication use cases, so we really didn't feel qualified to
> > make a call on this one.
> > 
> > As things stand, in Fedora 19, it's basically impossible to configure
> > remote authentication from the install/firstboot process. If you want to
> > use remote auth, you'd have to create a local user first and then do it
> > using whatever tools are available. anaconda / initial-setup has a
> > button for "Use network login..." on its 'user creation' spoke which
> > ought to be where you configure remote auth, but right now it does
> > precisely nothing at all.
> > 
> > Whether this is a blocker or not comes down to a judgement call, because
> > it hinges on whether this is a significant inconvenience for a large
> > enough number of users. So we need to know from people who use Fedora in
> > remote auth environments whether it's a big problem not to be able to
> > set it up at install / firstboot time, or whether you'd be okay with
> > creating a local user to get through initial-setup and then configuring
> > remote auth from that local account.
> 
> Can we get back an option to not create a user at first boot ?

Can we please not derail the discussion?

But, at present, only g-i-s does this, and that's up to upstream GNOME.
anaconda and i-s do not (and will not) require user creation. i-s will
be amended to warn if you don't create an account (like firstboot did),
but it will let you go ahead if you acknowledge the warning (like
firstboot did).
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