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KB-34632: Configuring a "su-only" Role with Access Manager

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22 May,20 at 06:08 PM

Question:
  
How can an Active Directory account be configured such that the account does not have login rights to a target machine, but other accounts are allowed to "su" to this account?

  
Answer:
  
In this example, the su-only account is a service account named cfy-srv-account.

1) In Access Manager, create the user profile in the desired zone for cfy-srv-account.

2) Create the PAM Access Right.  In this example, the right is named "su-only".

 
Access Manager -> <Go to the Zone> -> Authorization -> Unix Right Definitions -> PAM Access -> Add PAM Access Right
 
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3) Create a Role Definition that has this right.  It must also have a login system right and "user is visible" right.  In the example, the Role is named "su only"
 
Access Manager -> <Go to the Zone> -> Authorization -> Role Definitions -> Add Role
 
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4) Add the "su-only" right that was created in Step 1 to the "su only" Role
 
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5) Assign the role to the target service user, cfy-srv-account.
 
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6) Be sure to flush the cache on the target machine to see the changes
 
Before the role assignment, root cannot su to user "cfy-srv-account"

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After the role assignment, root CAN su to cfy-srv-account

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User cfy-srv-account cannot login over ssh

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