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The necessary infrastructure for realmd integration of sudo is not yet complete. This is not expected to be integrated in Fedora 19. See:


Verify FreeIPA's sudo management using realmd to join the current machine to a FreeIPA domain.


  1. If you have not already done so, run through the test case to join the domain.

How to test

Configure SSSD

On, you have to make some changes to /etc/sssd/sssd.conf.

Make sure the sudo service is enabled in the [sssd] section:

services = nss, pam, ssh, sudo

Finally, restart SSSD:

root@client# systemctl restart sssd.service

Configure sudo

Configure sudo on to use SSSD for sudoers in /etc/nsswitch.conf:

sudoers: sss

Note that after this setting, sudo will use SSSD sudoers only, /etc/sudoers will be ignored.

Sudoers setup

First, authenticate as admin:

user@server$ kinit admin

Create a user:

user@server$ ipa user-add sudouser --first Sudo --last User

Set initial password for the user:

user@server$ ipa passwd sudouser

Create a sudo rule:

user@server$ ipa sudorule-add testrule --hostcat all --cmdcat all --runasusercat all --runasgroupcat all

Add the user to the sudo rule:

user@server$ ipa sudorule-add-user testrule --users sudouser

Sudo testing

Log in as sudouser:

user@client$ su - sudouser@IPA.EXAMPLE.ORG

Note that you will be prompted to change the password.

Verify that you are allowed to run sudo:

sudouser@client$ sudo id
We trust you have received the usual lecture from the local System
Administrator. It usually boils down to these three things:

    #1) Respect the privacy of others.
    #2) Think before you type.
    #3) With great power comes great responsibility.

[sudo] password for sudouser: 
uid=0(root) gid=0(root) groups=0(root) context=unconfined_u:unconfined_r:unconfined_t:s0-s0:c0.c1023

Now go offline. You can do that by disconnecting the client from network, shutting down the server, etc.

After going offline, you should still be able to use sudo:

sudouser@client$ sudo id
[sudo] password for sudouser: 
uid=0(root) gid=0(root) groups=0(root) context=unconfined_u:unconfined_r:unconfined_t:s0-s0:c0.c1023

Expected Results

All the test steps should end with the specified results.


Known Issue: sudo id does not work. It may be caused by missing libsss_sudo package. Workaround:

yum install libsss_sudo