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eloqsd.user configuration file

 
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  The eloqsd.user configuration file defines the user accounts known to the eloqsd process. This allows to define eloqsd users without the need to have a system account for each individual user.

This configuration file is only used if the AuthPolicy configuration is set to either "server" or "user".

The name and path of the eloqsd.user configuration file may be defined in the eloqsd.cfg configuration file. It defaults to eloqsd.user in the Eloquence configuration directory.

Section names are are not case sensitive and enclosed in square brackets. String values can be enclosed in double quotes to protect leading or trailing spaces. An unquoted hash character (#) starts a comment.

Each user is defined in a different section. The following configuration items are recognized for each user:

Name
The user name. This value is currently not used by the software and is intended for documentation purposes.

Password
The user password in clear text. This password must be provided by the eloqsd client along with the user name in order to be authorized as a legitimate user.
To avoid a clear text password the PassKey config item may be used instead.

On Windows the Password is only used with AuthPolicy=user. For AuthPolicy=server the user password must match the password defined for the Windows account associated with the user (uid).

Passkey
Refers to a password key defined in the eloqsd.pswd file. This is an alternative to using the Password item. The eloqsd.pswd file stores passwords in encrypted form and is maintained with the eqpasswd utility.

On Windows the Passkey is only used with AuthPolicy=user. For AuthPolicy=server the user password must match the password defined for the Windows account associated with the user (uid).

uid
System account to execute client processes. The user name or numeric user id (HP-UX and Linux).

On Windows if AuthPolicy=server is configured, uid specifies the system account used to execute client processes. If this account is located on a domain server, it must be prefixed with the domain name followed by a backslash character (DOMAIN\username).

gid (HP-UX, Linux)
System group to execute client processes. The group name or numeric group id. This config item is not used on Windows.

GroupList
Comma-separated list of group names to specify the user group membership. Group names may be referenced in the GroupList item of the eloqsd.app and eloqsd.share files. Multiple GroupList entries are recognized and combined.

UsePAM (HP-UX, Linux)
If nonzero, PAM (Pluggable Authentication Modules) is used to verify the password (Password/PassKey items are not used). Also, PAM is used to set UID/GID/GroupList unless UID/GID/GroupList are explicitly configured.

Profile
Template user entry. User defaults will be taken from this section. Defaults to the user "default" if not specified.


The predefined "default" user may be used to specify user defaults.

The example below defines the user "joe" that is a member of the users and accounting groups. An encrypted password is used.

[joe]
Name      = Test user
Passkey   = joe
GroupList = users,accounting

eloqsd.user template file

A default configuration file eloqsd.user is installed and may be customized. A template eloqsd.user config file is installed as newconfig/config/eloqsd.user.

# eloqsd.user
# @(#) $Revision: 27.5 $
#
# The purpose of this file is to define all users which are known to
# Eloquence. It is installed in the location:
# /etc/opt/eloquence/8.2/eloqsd.user
# C:/Program Files/Eloquence/8.2/etc/eloqsd.user
#
# This file is read at the startup time of the eloqsd process.
# Changes are automatically detected and honored.
#
# This makes it possible to define Eloquence users without the
# need to have a system account for each individual user.
# If clear text passwords are configured in this file we consider
# it good practice to make this file unreadable for regular users.
# You should chown it to the administrator (usually root) and
# chmod it to 400.
#
# On Windows, the password provided to connect the eloqsd service must
# match the password defined for the Windows account associated with
# the given user id (depends on the AuthPolicy configuration in the
# eloqsd.cfg file).
#
# Format:
#
# The section names are not case sensitive. String values can be
# enclosed in double quotes to protect leading or trailing spaces.
# Everything after a hash (#) character is considered a comment.
#
# Each user definition is a different section.
#
# The following configuration items are recognized for each section:
#
# [user_id]
#
# Name       The full user name (currently unused)
#
# Password   The user password (clear text)
#            On Windows used when AuthPolicy=user is configured.
#
# PassKey    Refers to a password key defined in the eloqsd.pswd file.
#            This is an alternative to using the Password item above.
#            The eloqsd.pswd file stores passwords in encrypted form
#            and is maintained by the eqpasswd utility.
#            On Windows used when AuthPolicy=user is configured.
#
# UID        System account to execute client processes
#            On Windows used when AuthPolicy=server is configured to 
#            specify the system account used to execute client processes.
#            If this account is located on a domain server, it must be
#            prefixed with the domain name followed by a backslash
#            character (DOMAIN\username).
#
# GID        System group to execute client processes (HP-UX and Linux)
#
# GroupList  Comma-separated list of group names to specify the user
#            group membership. Defined group names may be used in the
#            GroupList item of the eloqsd.app and eloqsd.share files.
#            Multiple GroupList entries are recognized and combined.
#
# UsePAM     If nonzero, PAM (Pluggable Authentication Modules) is
#            used to verify the password (Password/PassKey items
#            are not used). Also, PAM is used to set UID/GID/GroupList
#            unless UID/GID/GroupList are explicitly configured.
#
# Profile    Template user entry. User defaults will be taken from
#            this section.
#
# There are two predefined sections:
#
# [public] is used if a client does not provide a user id. This can
# only happen if an eloqcore process has been started locally and
# requests a remote operation. (currently unused)
#
# [default] is used as the default user profile.

[public]
Name = Anonymous

[default]
Name = Default user profile

#[demo]
#Name = Demo User
#Password = secret

See also

eloqsd eloqsd.cfg eloqsd.app eloqsd.share eloqsd.pswd
eloqsd user configuration (B.08.20 release notes)


 
 
 
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