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Is the file /etc/sudoers.d/50_stack_sh needed anytime after installation of grizzly openstack?

asked 2014-01-06 12:47:48 -0500

Jobin gravatar image

updated 2014-01-06 12:58:32 -0500

I see that installing grizzly openstack using devstack on Ubuntu 12.10 creates a file /etc/sudoers.d/50_stack_sh, the contents of which are as follows:

jobin ALL=(root) NOPASSWD:ALL
Defaults:jobin secure_path=/sbin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/bin:/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin

This removes the password prompt for all commands I run on my system, which I consider a bit dangerous for the security of the system.

I would like to know if I remove this file once the installation is complete(I feel this file is solely created to remove password prompts while installing, please correct me I am wrong).

Is it fine to delete /etc/sudoers.d/50_stack_sh after the installation in successfully complete? If not, is there a way I can restore password prompts to my user?

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answered 2014-01-10 16:45:42 -0500

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You can delete it and will be answering password prompts afterward, but I can't guarantee that you will see them all, i.e. sudo may be used in a background task.

The bigger question I have is why are you concerned about this on a DevStack machine? If security is a concern beyond testing or validation of code you shouldn't be running DevStack on that machine in the first place. There is a reason we strongly encourage DevStack to be used in disposable VMs, as it is designed more for developer convenience than security.


"Friends don't let friends use DevStack in production."

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Oh yes, I better install it as a VM. Thanks dtroyer!

Jobin gravatar imageJobin ( 2014-01-12 21:09:11 -0500 )edit

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