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It would be useful if we culd expose SID->Name resolution as a special case through the getpwnam()/getpwgroup() interfaces, by simply passing in a SID a string.
This will allow a number of components to do SID->Name resolution cheaply using a well-known existing interface and keep the cache in a single place within SSSD. The FreeIPA server could also benefit from this approach and defer to SSSD for SID->Name resolution.
I do not see a simple way to do Name->SID resolution through nsswitch interfaces, but that operation is less common and we can deal with it separately if needed.
milestone: NEEDS_TRIAGE => SSSD 1.10 beta
rhbz: => 0
summary: Use the getpwnam()/getgrnam() interface as a gateway to resolve SID to Names => [RFE] Use the getpwnam()/getgrnam() interface as a gateway to resolve SID to Names
priority: major => critical
owner: somebody => simo
status: new => assigned
design_review: => 0
selected: => Want
owner: simo => sbose
status: assigned => new
review: => 0
The first batch of patches landed in master:
The patches that implement the library itself and its plugin interface were pushed to master:
resolution: => fixed
status: new => closed
rhbz: 0 => [https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=887035 887035]
changelog: => IPA Web UI is able to display real names not only SIDs.
design: => N/A ((not visible to end user at the moment)
design: N/A ((not visible to end user at the moment) => N/A (not visible to end user at the moment)
design: N/A (not visible to end user at the moment) => https://fedorahosted.org/sssd/wiki/DesignDocs/NSSResponderIDMappingCalls
Metadata Update from @simo:
- Issue assigned to sbose
- Issue set to the milestone: SSSD 1.10 beta
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