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DevConf.us 2019 is the 2nd annual, free, Red Hat sponsored technology conference for community project and professional contributors to Free and Open Source technologies held at the Boston University in the historic city of Boston, USA.

When: Thursday, August 15 to Saturday, August 17, 2018

Venue: Boston University, George Sherman Union Building
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Friday, August 16 • 09:00 - 09:45
Safe Delegation in Linux: Users managing groups

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The Unix permission model allows for 3 levels of permission: owner, group, and everyone. Only the group model allows some level of user input into selecting a subset of users. The centralized nature of the /etc/groups file means that only the root user can modify it, and control group access.

In this session, I will discuss a tool that builds on this model to allow end users to safely manage group membership using the existing mechanisms and a suid binary call delegated. This mechanism will improve machine security by minimizing the amount of users that require sudo permission to perform day-2 operations./

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Adam Young

Cloud Solutions Architect, Red Hat
After a long career as a software developer, Adam Decided it was time to talk to people actually running the software he wrote, and became a Solutions Architect. He is a long time core developer on Keystone, the authentication and authorization service for OpenStack. Adam has worked... Read More →

Friday August 16, 2019 09:00 - 09:45 EDT
Terrace Lounge GS Union, BU