Sudo LDAP (II)

The second part of this article is here, so if you missed the first one, you might take a look Part One

LDAP setup

Let’s guess your root suffix is dc=company,dc=com, you need to append the next entry to your directory :

dn: ou=sudoers,dc=company,dc=com
  objectClass: top
  objectClass: organizationalunit
  description: Sudo Configuration
  ou: sudoers

Besides we will need a default profile:

dn: cn=defaults,ou=sudoers,dc=company,dc=com
  sudoOption: ignore_local_sudoers
  objectClass: top
  objectClass: sudoRole
  cn: defaults
  description: Our default options
  sudooption: log_host
  sudooption: logfile=/var/log/sudolog
  sudooption: !syslog

Perhaps you would like to get the most of sudo’s powder, take a look in its website. You can add as much profiles as you like, suppose you want to add one for system administration:

dn: cn=sysadmin,ou=sudoers,dc=company,dc=com
 objectClass: top
 objectClass: sudoRole
 cn: unix_admins
 sudoUser: tuxman
 sudoUser: darkman
 sudoUser: bill
 sudoHost: ALL
 sudoCommand: /usr/bin/ls

As far as I concern, how to configure sudo is out of this post, however together the source of sudo there is an utility, _sudoers2ldif__, a perl script that helps you to translate your sudo’s configuration file. Next step requires to modify our profile. Probably you will have a similar profile to this one:

dn: cn=default,ou=profile,dc=company,dc=com
objectClass: DUAConfigProfile
defaultSearchBase: dc=company,dc=com
cn: default
credentialLevel: proxy
profileTTL: 300
searchTimeLimit: 60
authenticationMethod: simple
serviceSearchDescriptor: passwd:cn=sudoers,dc=company,dc=com

After these modifications you must initialize your client.

Setting up /etc/ldap.conf and nsswitch.conf

It’s time to tell our client where to find sudoers file, by means of /etc/ldap.conf, that looks something like this.

   uri ldap://
   sudoers_base ou=sudoers,dc=company,dc=com
   bindpw  cn=proxyagent,ou=profile,dc=company,dc=com
   binddn  password
   sudoers_debug 0

You might use anonymous access, that’s your choice, just remember to check your ACI’s. Pretty interesting the option sudoers_debug which helps you to debug, at level 3 will show you as much information as possible. The last step, how to find our sudoers’ profile, nsswitch.conf sudoers: ldap

Let’s check if is working:

tuxman@host:$> sudo ls
[sudo] password for client: 

sudo ls
LDAP Config Summary
uri              ldap://
ldap_version     3
sudoers_base     ou=sudoers,dc=company,dc=com
binddn           (anonymous)
bindpw           (anonymous)
ssl              (no)
sudo: ldap_initialize(ld, ldap://
sudo: ldap_set_option: debug -> 0
sudo: ldap_set_option: ldap_version -> 3
sudo: ldap_sasl_bind_s() ok
sudo: found:cn=defaults,ou=sudoers,dc=company,dc=com
sudo: ldap sudoOption: 'ignore_local_sudoers'
sudo: ldap sudoOption: 'log_host'
sudo: ldap sudoOption: 'logfile=/var/log/sudolog'
sudo: ldap sudoOption: '!syslog'
sudo: ldap search '(|(sudoUser=tuxman)(sudoUser=%other)(sudoUser=ALL))'
sudo: found:cn=sysadmin,ou=sudoers,dc=company,dc=com
sudo: ldap sudoHost 'ALL' ... MATCH!
sudo: ldap sudoCommand '/usr/bin/ls' ... MATCH!
sudo: Command allowed
sudo: user_matches=1
sudo: host_matches=1
sudo: sudo_ldap_lookup(0)=0x02
tuxman@host:$> files/

At this point everything should be working. Last step, to translate our sudoers file.