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Troubleshooting Fleet Commander Integration

This document consists in a few common issues faced while playing with Fleet Commander integration and how to debug and solve those.

It’s important to understand that the role played by SSSD in this integration is only on the client side and that for general issues related to Fleet Commander you should always refer, in the first place, to: https://fleet-commander.org/documentation.html

Also, refer to the following design page in case you’d like to have a better understanding of the feature itself: <../../design_pages/fleet_commander_integration.md>

Common misconfigurations:

For any error seen in Fleet Commander’s Cockpit plugin, please, add log_level = debug to /etc/xdg/fleet-commander-admin.conf under [admin] section and use journalctl to check for the error messages.

Can’t initialize Fleet Commander

Error during service connection. Check system logs for details.

``` sourceCode ini Aug 21 08:44:07 master.ipa.fc org.freedesktop.FleetCommander[23521]: Traceback (most recent call last): Aug 21 08:44:07 master.ipa.fc org.freedesktop.FleetCommander[23521]: File “/usr/lib64/python2.7/runpy.py”, line 162, in _run_module_as_main Aug 21 08:44:07 master.ipa.fc org.freedesktop.FleetCommander[23521]: “main”, fname, loader, pkg_name) Aug 21 08:44:07 master.ipa.fc org.freedesktop.FleetCommander[23521]: File “/usr/lib64/python2.7/runpy.py”, line 72, in _run_code Aug 21 08:44:07 master.ipa.fc org.freedesktop.FleetCommander[23521]: exec code in run_globals Aug 21 08:44:07 master.ipa.fc org.freedesktop.FleetCommander[23521]: File “/usr/share/fleet-commander-admin/python/fleetcommander/fcdbus.py”, line 881, in Aug 21 08:44:07 master.ipa.fc org.freedesktop.FleetCommander[23521]: svc = FleetCommanderDbusService(config) Aug 21 08:44:07 master.ipa.fc org.freedesktop.FleetCommander[23521]: File "/usr/share/fleet-commander-admin/python/fleetcommander/fcdbus.py", line 196, in __init__ Aug 21 08:44:07 master.ipa.fc org.freedesktop.FleetCommander[23521]: os.makedirs(self.state_dir) Aug 21 08:44:07 master.ipa.fc org.freedesktop.FleetCommander[23521]: File "/usr/lib64/python2.7/os.py", line 150, in makedirs Aug 21 08:44:07 master.ipa.fc org.freedesktop.FleetCommander[23521]: makedirs(head, mode) Aug 21 08:44:07 master.ipa.fc org.freedesktop.FleetCommander[23521]: File "/usr/lib64/python2.7/os.py", line 150, in makedirs Aug 21 08:44:07 master.ipa.fc org.freedesktop.FleetCommander[23521]: makedirs(head, mode) Aug 21 08:44:07 master.ipa.fc org.freedesktop.FleetCommander[23521]: File "/usr/lib64/python2.7/os.py", line 150, in makedirs Aug 21 08:44:07 master.ipa.fc org.freedesktop.FleetCommander[23521]: makedirs(head, mode) Aug 21 08:44:07 master.ipa.fc org.freedesktop.FleetCommander[23521]: File "/usr/lib64/python2.7/os.py", line 157, in makedirs Aug 21 08:44:07 master.ipa.fc org.freedesktop.FleetCommander[23521]: mkdir(name, mode) Aug 21 08:44:07 master.ipa.fc org.freedesktop.FleetCommander[23521]: OSError: [Errno 13] Permission denied: '/home/admin'


In case this error is seen, you have installed ipa-server without `--mkhomedir` option.

To solve the issue, please. do:

``` sourceCode ini
# For Fedora 28+
# authselect select sssd with-mkhomedir

# For older systems which still rely on authconfig
# authconfig --enablemkhomedir --update

And log into the system with the admin user in order to have its home directory created:

``` sourceCode ini

ssh -l admin localhost


And now click in `Retry connection`

NOTE: A patch to give a better debug message for this issue has already been proposed: <https://github.com/fleet-commander/fc-admin/pull/195>

### Error connecting to IPA server

`Error connecting to IPA server. Check system logs for details.`

``` sourceCode ini
Aug 21 09:11:33 master.ipa.fc org.freedesktop.FleetCommander[23521]: FC: [DEBUG] Started session checking
Aug 21 09:11:33 master.ipa.fc org.freedesktop.FleetCommander[23521]: FC: [DEBUG] Connecting to IPA server
Aug 21 09:11:34 master.ipa.fc org.freedesktop.FleetCommander[23521]: ipa: INFO: trying https://master.ipa.fc/ipa/session/json
Aug 21 09:11:34 master.ipa.fc org.freedesktop.FleetCommander[23521]: ipa: INFO: [try 1]: Forwarding 'ping/1' to json server 'https://master.ipa.fc/ipa/session/json'
Aug 21 09:11:34 master.ipa.fc [22135]: GSSAPI client step 1
Aug 21 09:11:34 master.ipa.fc [22135]: GSSAPI client step 1
Aug 21 09:11:34 master.ipa.fc ns-slapd[22623]: GSSAPI server step 1
Aug 21 09:11:34 master.ipa.fc [22135]: GSSAPI client step 1
Aug 21 09:11:34 master.ipa.fc org.freedesktop.FleetCommander[23521]: FC: [DEBUG] FreeIPAConnector: Starting sanity check
Aug 21 09:11:34 master.ipa.fc org.freedesktop.FleetCommander[23521]: FC: [ERROR] FreeIPAConnector: Error connecting to FreeIPA: freeipa-desktop-profile is not installed in FreeIPA server
Aug 21 09:11:34 master.ipa.fc org.freedesktop.FleetCommander[23521]: FC: [DEBUG] IPA server connection failed: freeipa-desktop-profile is not installed in FreeIPA server
Aug 21 09:11:34 master.ipa.fc org.freedesktop.FleetCommander[23521]: FC: [DEBUG] Last call time: 1534835493.38
Aug 21 09:11:34 master.ipa.fc org.freedesktop.FleetCommander[23521]: FC: [DEBUG] Checking running sessions. Time passed: 1.32938504219

In case this error is seen, you have to install freeipa-desktop-profile plugin.

To solve the issue, please, do:

``` sourceCode ini

For Fedora

dnf install freeipa-desktop-profile

For EL

yum install https://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/epel-release-latest-7.noarch.rpm

yum install freeipa-desktop-profile


And now click in `Retry connection`

In case the problem still persists, please, do:

``` sourceCode ini
# su -l admin

Then on ipa console, check if the admin user has access to the api commands

[admin@master ~]$ ipa console
(Custom IPA interactive Python console)
>>'deskprofileconfig_show' in api.Command
False
  • In this case, the user’s cache must be wiped out and it can be done either by:

    • Adding force_schema_check = True to /etc/ipa/fleetcommander.conf file under the [global] section or;
    • By just calling rm -rf ~/.cache/ipa/ as the admin user.

Once it’s done, check, again, if the admin user has access to the api commands:

``` sourceCode ini [admin@master ~]$ ipa console (Custom IPA interactive Python console)

‘deskprofileconfig_show’ in api.Command True ```

And now, again, click in Retry connection

NOTE: A patch to prevent this issue has already been merged: https://github.com/abbra/freeipa-desktop-profile/pull/9

Error getting domain list

This error may happen when trying to connect to a Live Session.

``` sourceCode ini Aug 21 12:46:41 master.ipa.fc sshd[7846]: pam_unix(sshd:session): session opened for user user by (uid=0) Aug 21 12:46:41 master.ipa.fc sshd[7852]: Received disconnect from 192.168.0.114 port 52348:11: disconnected by user Aug 21 12:46:41 master.ipa.fc sshd[7852]: Disconnected from 192.168.0.114 port 52348 Aug 21 12:46:41 master.ipa.fc org.freedesktop.FleetCommander[3802]: FC: [DEBUG] Getting domain try 2: Error connecting to host: Error executing remote command: bash: virsh: command not found Aug 21 12:46:41 master.ipa.fc org.freedesktop.FleetCommander[3802]: FC: [ERROR] Error retrieving domains Error connecting to host: Error executing remote command: bash: virsh: command not found Aug 21 12:46:41 master.ipa.fc org.freedesktop.FleetCommander[3802]: FC: [DEBUG] Last call time: 1534848400.52 Aug 21 12:46:41 master.ipa.fc org.freedesktop.FleetCommander[3802]: FC: [DEBUG] Checking running sessions. Time passed: 0.843245983124 Aug 21 12:46:41 master.ipa.fc sshd[7846]: pam_unix(sshd:session): session closed for user user


As said in the debu logs, `virsh` is not present in the machine. In order to solve this, please, do:

``` sourceCode ini
# For Fedora
# dnf install libvirt-client

# For EL
# yum install libvirt-client

And add the user to be used to the libvirt groups by doing:

``` sourceCode ini

usermod –append –groups libvirt


After following the instructions, please, retry to use the Live Session.

### Error starting session

This error may happen when connecting to the VM to be used for the Live Session.

``` sourceCode ini
Aug 21 12:55:30 master.ipa.fc libvirtd[8345]: 2018-08-21 10:55:30.602+0000: 8349: error : qemuProcessStartValidateVideo:4692 : unsupported configuration: this QEMU does not support 'virtio' video device
Aug 21 12:55:30 master.ipa.fc org.freedesktop.FleetCommander[3802]: libvirt: QEMU Driver error : unsupported configuration: this QEMU does not support 'virtio' video device
Aug 21 12:55:30 master.ipa.fc org.freedesktop.FleetCommander[3802]: FC: [ERROR] unsupported configuration: this QEMU does not support 'virtio' video device
Aug 21 12:55:30 master.ipa.fc sshd[9449]: Received disconnect from 192.168.0.114 port 52946:11: disconnected by user
Aug 21 12:55:30 master.ipa.fc sshd[9449]: Disconnected from 192.168.0.114 port 52946
Aug 21 12:55:30 master.ipa.fc sshd[9443]: pam_unix(sshd:session): session closed for user user
Aug 21 12:55:30 master.ipa.fc org.freedesktop.FleetCommander[3802]: FC: [DEBUG] Last call time: 1534848929.73
Aug 21 12:55:30 master.ipa.fc org.freedesktop.FleetCommander[3802]: FC: [DEBUG] Checking running sessions. Time passed: 19.4876799583
Aug 21 12:55:30 master.ipa.fc systemd-logind[796]: Removed session 93.

From the first line of the log message: “this QEMU does not support ‘virtio’ video device”. However, ‘virtio’ is not stricitly needed in this case.

A quick dirty hack that could be applied till <https://github.com/fleet-commander/fc-admin/pull/194lands in your distro is:

``` sourceCode ini

Edit /usr/share/fleet-commander-admin/python/fleetcommander/libvirtcontroller.py

Search for the following lines:

… video = devs.find(‘video’) model = video.find(‘model’) if model is not None: video.remove(model) model = ET.SubElement(video, ‘model’) model.set(‘heads’, ‘1’) model.set(‘primary’, ‘yes’) model.set(‘type’, ‘virtio’) …

And change ‘virtio’ to ‘qxl’


NOTE: This problem has only been seen when using CentOS7 as a host machine.

## SSSD troubleshooting

All the issues that would point to SSSD should come from the following question:

  - Why the profile was not applied to my machine?

And those are the steps you should take in order to figure out the answer:

  - Check that your user and machine are part of the users, groups, hosts and hostgroups the profile should be applied to. If not, then it's not a bug;
  - Check if `/var/lib/sss/deskprofile/<domain>/<username>/<profile>` has been created. If yes, you're dealing with a problem with the communication between SSSD and fleet-commander-client; otherwise, you have a problem with the profile being fetched/stored by SSSD.

In order to cover the troubleshooting of both sessions, the first thing to do is to set a the domain's debug level to `0x0040`, like:

``` sourceCode ini
[domain/ipa.fc]
...
debug_level = 0x0040
...

After the domain’s debug level has been increased, SSSD has to be restarted (systemctl restart sssd) and a new attempt to log into the system with the user can be done.

Then, as part of /var/log/sssd/sssd_<domain>.log, messages containing deskprofile must be searched.

In case of communication problem between SSSD and fleet-commander-client, a message like this will be seen:

``` sourceCode ini (Wed Aug 22 11:02:07 2018) [sssd[be[ipa.fc]]] [ipa_pam_session_handler_notify_deskprofile_client_done] Error sending sbus message … (Wed Aug 22 11:02:07 2018) [sssd[be[ipa.fc]]] [ipa_pam_session_handler_save_deskprofile_rules] ipa_pam_session_handler_notify_deskprofile_client() failed …


For the cases where the profiles haven't been fetched/stored, messages like thoses will be seen:

``` sourceCode ini
(Wed Aug 22 11:02:04 2018) [sssd[be[ipa.fc]]] [ipa_pam_session_handler_done] Unable to fetch Desktop Profile rules ...

(Wed Aug 22 11:02:07 2018) [sssd[be[ipa.fc]]] [ipa_pam_session_handler_save_deskprofile_rules] Could not retrieve Desktop Profile rules from the cache
...

(Wed Aug 22 11:02:07 2018) [sssd[be[ipa.fc]]] [ipa_pam_session_handler_save_deskprofile_rules] Failed to save a Desktop Profile Rule to disk ...
...

In case anything like those is seen, please, contact open a SSSD bug on GitHub with a descriptive name, like: “Fleet Commander: failed to fetch Desktop Profile rules” and add the following logs:

  • journalctl messages from Fleet Commander
  • http’s error_log messages with after adding [global]\ndebug=True to the IPA’s config file and restarting httpd;
  • full logs from SSSD’s domain (please, sanitize them before attaching to the issue);

Also, a quite nice explanation of the issue is appreciated, something like:

“I have a desktop profile set for this user, which is part of those groups and works from this host, which is part of this hostgroup. Here’s the info about the user: …

When the user tries to log into the machine I expect this to happen, however the behaviour I can see is that. …”

Asking for help

If you did not have any luck with debugging the issue yourself you can reach us through either:

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