remctl

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CC-IN2P3 remctl module

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Version information

  • 2.2.2 (latest)
  • 2.2.1 (deleted)
  • 2.2.0
  • 2.1.1
  • 2.1.0
  • 2.0.0
  • 1.1.1
  • 1.1.0
  • 1.0.1
  • 1.0.0
released Sep 2nd 2016
This version is compatible with:
  • RedHat
    ,
    CentOS
    ,
    Scientific
    ,
    Debian
    ,
    Ubuntu

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ccin2p3/remctl — version 2.2.2 Sep 2nd 2016

#remctl

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####Table of Contents

  1. Overview - What is the remctl module
  2. Module Description - What the module does and why it is useful
  3. Module Versioning - What version numbers means
  4. Setup - The basics of getting started with remctl
  5. Usage - Configuration options and additional functionality
  6. Reference - An under-the-hood peek at what the module is doing and how
  7. Limitations - OS compatibility, etc.

##Overview

The remctl module allows you to:

  • install remctl client through puppet manifests.
  • set up remctl server through xinetd.
  • manage remctl command and ACL files via puppet manifests.

##Module Description

remctl is a client/server application that supports remote execution of specific commands, using Kerberos GSS-API for authentication and confidentiality. This module provides simplified way to deploy server, command and ACL files.

##Module Versioning

This module adheres to Semantic versioning and it's version numbers use the format X.Y.Z, where:

  • X must increase for major backwards-incompatible changes
  • Y must increase for backwards-compatible new functionality
  • Z must increase for bug fixes

##Setup

###What remctl affects

  • configuration files and directories (created and written to)
  • package and configuration files for remctl
  • xinetd service
  • listened-to ports

###Requirements

###Beginning with remctl

To install remctl client

    class { 'remctl::client':
        ensure      => present
    }

To install remctl server

    class { 'remctl::server':
        ensure          => present,
        debug           => false,
        only_from       => [ '0.0.0.0' ],
        disable         => false
    } 

To create an ACL file

    remctl::server::aclfile { 'administrators':
        ensure          => present,
        acls            => ['pcre:.+/admin@TEST.REALM.ORG']
    }

To create a new puppet managed command

    remctl::server::command { 'reboot':
        command         => 'reboot',
        subcommand      => 'ALL',
        executable      => '/sbin/reboot',
        options         => {
            'help'  => '--help',
        },
        acls            => ["file:${remctl::server::acldir}/administrators"],
        ensure          => present,
    }

To create multiple subcommands

    remctl::server::command { 'kadmin_cpw':
        command         => 'kadmin',
        subcommand      => 'change_password',
        executable      => '/usr/sbin/kadmin',
        options         => {
            'help'      => '--help',
            'summary'   => '--summary',
        },
        acls            => ['ANYUSER']
    }

    remctl::server::command { 'kadmin_lock':
        command         => 'kadmin',
        subcommand      => 'lock_user',
        executable      => '/usr/sbin/kadmin',
        options         => {
            'help'      => '--help',
            'summary'   => '--summary',
        },
        acls            => ['princ:admin@EXAMPLE.ORG']
    }

To use with hiera, write in your puppet manifest

include ::remctl::server

and in your hiera file

---
remctl::server::ensure: present
remctl::server::disable: false
remctl::server::only_from:
  - '0.0.0.0'
remctl::server::commands:
  'kadmin_lock':
    command     : 'kadmin'
    subcommand  : 'lock_user'
    executable  : '/usr/sbin/kadmin'
    options     :
      'help'    : '--help'
      'summary' : '--summary'
    acls        :
      - 'princ:admin@EXAMPLE.ORG'

##Usage

###Classes and Defined Types

####Class: remctl

Base class that actually does nothing anymore.

Parameters within remctl:

####Class: remctl::client

This class is used to install remctl client.

Parameters within remctl::client:

#####ensure

ensure property, passed to puppet package type.

#####package_name

Name of package to be installed. Defaults to:

  • remctl on RedHat osfamily
  • remctl-client on Debian osfamily

####Class: remctl::server

This class is used to install remctl server and configure it through xinetd. This class MUST be declared in order to be able to use ACL or command types.

Parameters within remctl::server:

#####ensure ensure property, passed to xinetd::service and package. Defaults to present.

#####package_name

Name of package to be installed. Defaults to:

  • remctl on RedHat osfamily
  • remctl-server on Debian osfamily

#####debug

Enable verbose debug logging (see remctld(8) -d option). Defaults to false.

#####disable

Disable remctl xinetd service. Defaults to true.

#####krb5_service

Specifies which principal is used as the server identity for client authentication (see remctld(8) -s option). By default, remctld accepts any principal with a key in the specified keytab file.

#####krb5_keytab

Specifies keytab to use as the keytab for server credentials rather than the system default or the value of the KRB5_KTNAME environment variable (see remctld(8) -k option). Defaults to undef.

#####port

Specifies port to use. Defaults to 4373.

#####user

User to run remctl xinetd service as. Defaults to root.

#####group

Group to run remctl xinetd service as. Defaults to root.

#####manage_user

Should we ensure that user and group are present / absent. If manage_user is set to true and user or group is root or zero, this module behaves like if manage_user was set to false.

#####only_from

List of remote hosts that are allowed to access remctl service (see xinetd.conf(5) only_from option for format). Defaults to [ '0.0.0.0' ].

#####no_access

List of remote hosts that are not allowed to access remctl service (see xinetd.conf(5) no_access option for format). Defaults to [].

#####bind

Allows a service to be bound to a specific interface on the machine (see xinetd.conf(5) bind or interface option for format). Defaults to undef.

commands

List of remctl::server::command that will be passed to create_resources().

aclfiles

List of remctl::server::aclfile that will be passed to create_resources().

####Defined Type: remctl::server::aclfile

remctl ACL file resource type. This class should be used to describe a set of resources that will be granted access to a set of remctl commands. Class remctl::server must have been included before using this defined type.

Parameters within remctl::server::aclfile:

#####ensure

State of the aclfile resource. Defaults to present.

#####acldir

Directory where we want to save aclfile. This must be an absolute path. Defaults to /etc/remctl.d.

#####acls

Array of ACLs as desribed in remctld(8) acl section.

####Defined Type: remctl::server::command

remctl command file resource type. This class should be used to describe a command that will be available through the remctl interface.

Parameters within remctl::server::command:

#####command

Required. command as described in remctld(8) command section.

#####subcommand

Required. subcommand as described in remctld(8) subcommand section.

#####executable

Required. executable as described in remctld(8) executable section. Must be an absolute path.

#####options

Hash of options as described in remctld(8) option=value section. Defaults to {}.

    remctl::server::command { 'reboot':
        [...],
        options         => {
            help    => '--help',
            summary => '--summary',
            user    => 'remctl'
        },
    }

#####acls

Array of acls as desribed in remctld(8) acl section.

    remctl::server::command { 'reboot':
        [...],
        acls        => ['princ:testuser@TEST.REALM.ORG'],
    }

##Reference

###Classes

####Public Classes

  • remctl: This class actually does nothing.
  • remctl::client: Installs remctl client.
  • remctl::server: Installs, configures remctl server through xinetd and handles configuration file.

####Private Classes

  • remctl::params: Manages remctl parameters.

###Defined Types

####Public Defined Types

##Limitations

This module currently only works on RedHat and Debian os families and expects that the remctl* packages are available with your current repository configuration.

All xinetd options were not exposed through the remctl::server class. If you need a specific xinetd option, please file a bug report and we'll add it.

Contributing

Found a bug or simply have a new idea / new feature ? External contributions are welcome.

Please read the contribution guide to see how to contribute.