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Re: [Qemu-block] [PATCH v3 04/10] util: add QAuthZ object as an authoriz
Daniel P. Berrange
Re: [Qemu-block] [PATCH v3 04/10] util: add QAuthZ object as an authorization base class
Tue, 22 Mar 2016 16:43:32 +0000
On Tue, Mar 22, 2016 at 10:33:42AM -0600, Eric Blake wrote:
> On 03/10/2016 11:59 AM, Daniel P. Berrange wrote:
> > The current qemu_acl module provides a simple access control
> > list facility inside QEMU, which is used via a set of monitor
> > commands acl_show, acl_policy, acl_add, acl_remove & acl_reset.
> > Note there is no ability to create ACLs - the network services
> > (eg VNC server) were expected to create ACLs that they want to
> > check.
> > There is also no way to define ACLs on the command line, nor
> > potentially integrate with external authorization systems like
> > polkit, pam, ldap lookup, etc.
> > The QAuthZ object defines a minimal abstract QOM class that can
> > be subclassed for creating different authorization providers.
> > Signed-off-by: Daniel P. Berrange <address@hidden>
> > ---
> > +++ b/include/qemu/authz.h
> > +
> > +/**
> > + * QAuthZ:
> > + *
> > + * The QAuthZ class defines an API contract to be used
> > + * for providing an authorization driver for network
> > + * services.
> Just network services? Or is it broader than that?
> > +/**
> > + * qauthz_is_allowed:
> > + * @authz: the authorization object
> > + * @identity: the user identity to authorize
> > + * @errp: pointer to a NULL initialized error object
> > + *
> > + * Check if a user @identity is authorized
> > + *
> > + * Returns: true if @identity is authorizd, false otherwise
> I think you need more documentation on return semantics. Do we have
> strict binary return (either we returned true and errp is unset, or we
> returned false and errp is set), or is it a ternary (we return true and
> errp is unset: permission is explicitly granted; we return false and
> errp is unset: permission is explicitly denied; or we set errp: we could
> not determine permission). And if a ternary, do we also want to require
> that setting 'errp' also requires a return of false, or is the return
> undefined in that case?
It is intended to be ternary, and if errp is set, the return value
should be false.
ie you should be able todo
if (qauthz_is_allowed(authz, identity, NULL))
safe in the knowledge that any error that you're ignoring will
result in denial of permission
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[Qemu-block] [PATCH v3 03/10] qom: support arbitrary non-scalar properties with -object, Daniel P. Berrange, 2016/03/10
Re: [Qemu-block] [PATCH v3 03/10] qom: support arbitrary non-scalar properties with -object, Daniel P. Berrange, 2016/03/22