[Lava-users] lavacli: adding remote worker requires superuser

Kevin Hilman khilman at baylibre.com
Tue Aug 28 18:49:26 UTC 2018

On Tue, Aug 28, 2018 at 12:41 AM Neil Williams <neil.williams at linaro.org> wrote:
> On Tue, 21 Aug 2018 at 22:46, Kevin Hilman <khilman at baylibre.com> wrote:
>> Hello,
>> When trying to use lavacli to add a remote worker, it works fine if
>> the user is a superuser.
> Adding remote workers to an instance would be an easy way to DDOS an instance by swamping the ZMQ ports with fake attempts - the process needs to be under the control of the admins of the instance.
> If the remote worker is properly configured, it will register itself automatically - this is why encryption of the master:slave communication is so important. A LAVA master which is visible to the internet should always use encryption.

All masters and slaves are in control of the admins and encryption is
enabled.  The per-user permissions still do not work.

However, all of this still begs the question: why do those per-user
permissions even exist if they don't do anything because superuser
privileges are required?  If that's a hard requirement, shouldn't
those permissions just be removed so it's not confusing for admins?

> In most cases, the lavacli workers add command isn't required.

Ahh... so, IIUC, when a new worker connects, it automatically adds
itself. so a "workers add" command isn't needed?

What are the cases where a "workers add" is actually needed then?


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