Using exec tasks - PingDirectory - 9.3

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Exec tasks allow administrators and external users to execute a specified command on the server once or as recurring tasks.

The server restricts the kinds of commands that can be executed, and the access level of users who can execute them.

These safeguards and requirements include:

  • The absolute path to the command to execute must be listed in the <server-root>/config/exec-command-whitelist.txt file.
  • The global configuration must be updated to allow the exec task. The server does not permit it by default. The following command enables this.
    $ bin/dsconfig set-global-configuration-prop \
  • The user scheduling the task must have the exec-task privilege. The server does not grant permission to run this task to any user by default, including root users.

The following configuration changes grant the exec-task privilege to a single root user, all root users, or a single non-root user:

  • To grant the exec-task privilege to a single root user, run the following.
    $ bin/dsconfig set-root-dn-user-prop --user-name "<username>" \
      --add privilege:exec-task
  • To grant the exec-task privilege to all root users, run the following.
    $ bin/dsconfig set-root-dn-prop \
      --add default-root-privilege-name:exec-task
  • To grant the exec-task privilege to a single non-root user, run the following.
    dn: <userdn>
    changetype: modify
    add: ds-privilege-name
    ds-privilege-name: exec-task
  • Use the schedule-exec-task tool to create an exec task from the command line.

    The following command schedules an exec task to run the verify-index tool to check the integrity of the cn index in the backend that hosts "dc=example,dc=com", assuming that the server is installed in /ds.

    $ bin/schedule-exec-task --hostname \
      --port 389 \
      --bindDN uid=admin,dc=example,dc=com \
      --promptForBindPassword \
      --waitForCompletion \
      --logCommandOutput \
      /ds/bin/verify-index --baseDN dc=example,dc=com --index cn