[pve-devel] [PATCH-SERIE pve-access-control/pve-manager/qemu-server] check permissions on local bridge

Fabian Grünbichler f.gruenbichler at proxmox.com
Tue Jun 6 09:31:46 CEST 2023

On June 6, 2023 7:32 am, DERUMIER, Alexandre wrote:
> Le lundi 05 juin 2023 à 12:13 +0200, Fabian Grünbichler a écrit :
>> On June 5, 2023 1:37 am, Alexandre Derumier wrote:
>> > add vnet/localbridge permissions management
>> > 
>> > Hi,
>> > as we has discuted some weeks ago,
>> > this patche serie introduce management of acl for vnets && local
>> > bridges
>> > 
>> > I have reuse current sdn permissions path, to have common paths
>> > 
>> > /sdn/vnets/<zone>/<vnet>
>> > 
>> > where the local vmbr are in a virtual "localnetwork" zone
>> > 
>> > /sdn/vnets/local/<vnet>
>> > 
>> > Vlans permissions  are also handled with
>> > /sdn/vnets/<zone>/<vnet>/<tag>
>> these paths don't match the patches ;)
>> if the paths were like this, then we could go one step further and
>> admins could set propagate on the zone to hand out access to the full
>> zone, including all vnets *and* vlan tags, and we could just check
>> the
>> vnet (or vnet+tag), and the zone would be implicitly checked as well
>> (by
>> virtue of traversing the ACL path).
>> we'd need to check for consistency of zone+vnet when checking ACLs
>> though, which is not required right now.
> oh yes, I think it was my first try. 
> currently the vnets id are unique (and possibly (at least in sdn) user
> could move the vnet between zones. (not implemented, but technically,
> it'll work, and ifreload is able to online replug the vnet with vm
> guest running).
> I don't think it something that user want to do regulary, so maybe it's
> not a problem to use /zone/vnet/tag and It's more secure if users need
> to recheck the acl.

I just wanted to mention it since it caught my eye, treating zones and
vnets as independent also makes sense, it should just be consistent :)

there are pros and cons for both approaches:
- pro for current approach:
-- vnets can be moved/converted between zones, ACLs stay valid
-- no extra checks needed
- pro for zone/vnet/.. approach:
-- propagation from zone to vnet is possible without manually doing it
at the check site
-- binding between zone and vnet is enforced at the ACL level

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