fedora-atomic discussion point: /usr/lib/passwd

Miloslav Trmač mitr at volny.cz
Fri Apr 11 17:22:05 UTC 2014

2014-04-11 19:19 GMT+02:00 Lennart Poettering <mzerqung at 0pointer.de>:

> On Fri, 11.04.14 19:05, Miloslav Trmač (mitr at volny.cz) wrote:
> > There is broad agreement that future access to the user database database
> > (both reading and writing) will be through sssd[1], and that the data
> model
> > of /etc/{passwd,shadow} is too restrictive--we already want/need to store
> > more data about users than those files allow us to.  (E.g. language for
> > physical persons, better namespaces and more accurate password expiration
> > for all accounts.)
> Uhmm, is there "broad agreement"?

Well, it covers sssd, realmd, accountsservice, shadow-utils, libuser;
that's most major projects actually managing the data.
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