#999 closed defect (fixed)

rasmgr.auth should not be saved in HOME

Reported by: atoader Owned by: atoader
Priority: minor Milestone:
Component: rasmgr Version: development
Keywords: Cc:
Complexity: Medium

Description

At the moment, rasmgr.auth is saved in the HOME directory of the user. The file should be stored in rasdaman's installation folder.

Change History (8)

comment:1 Changed 21 months ago by dmisev

What's the purpose of this file actually? I can't find any info in the manuals or the wiki.

comment:2 Changed 21 months ago by atoader

This file stores the list of user that are allowed to access the database. The list contains the users' passwords and access rights. I think that there should be only one file of this type per database installation configured by the database administrator. I would place it next to rasmgr.conf if you don't think otherwise.

comment:3 Changed 21 months ago by dmisev

Ok so the admin is supposed to update this file, not regular users? The location sounds good then.

comment:4 Changed 20 months ago by pbaumann

see Installation Guide.
But we cannot simply change the location of some system file.

comment:5 Changed 20 months ago by atoader

We talked about this 6 months ago and we decided that the file should not be there and that this should be changed. In the old rasmgr the rasmgr.auth file was saved in $RMANHOME/etc, I did the same for the new rasmgr but the patch got rejected.

There are currently 5-6 people using the new protocol and the new rasmgr, we should fix the problem now before it affects more people.

comment:6 Changed 20 months ago by atoader

Bang, what are your arguments against this fix?

comment:7 Changed 20 months ago by bphamhuu

@Alex Toader: It is very strange when I see this ticket first time by chance and see Alex Toader's question about my argument against his fix (I also have no idea about this file, how can I disagree with you?). Or if you want me to discuss, please add cc first.

comment:8 Changed 20 months ago by dmisev

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from new to closed

I think it's just some typo Bang.

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