ipa-epn - Man Page

Send expiring password nofications

Synopsis

ipa-epn [options]

Description

ipa-epn provides a method to warn users via email that their IPA account password is about to expire.

It can be used in dry-run mode which is recommmended during setup. The output is always JSON in this case.

It can also be launched daily by its systemd timer. In this case it will parse its configuration file epn.conf(5) and send an email to users whose passwords are expiring within the defined future date ranges.

See the Options section below and the epn.conf(5) man page on how to configure the tool.

Options

--to-nbdays <number of days>

The --to-nbdays CLI option can be used to determine the number of notifications that would be sent in a given timeframe.

If --from-nbdays is not specified, ipa-epn will look within a 24-hour long time range in <number of days> days.

if --from-nbdays is specified, the date range starts at --from-nbdays days in the future and ends at --to-nbdays in the future.

Together, these two CLI options can be used to determine how many emails would be sent in a specific time in the future.

The --to-nbdays CLI option implies --dry-run.

--from-nbdays <number of days>

See --to-nbdays for an explanation. This option must be used in conjonction with --to-nbdays.

--dry-run

The --dry-run CLI option is intented to test ipa-epn's configuration.

For instance, if notify_ttls is set to 21, 14, 3, --dry-run would display the list of users whose passwords would expire in 21, 14, and 3 days in the future.

--mail-test

The --mail-test CLI option will send an e-mail to the configured smtp_admin value in /etc/ipa/epn.conf. Generic values for the substitution variables are set so this is also useful for testing and configuring the mail template.

Template

The template for the e-mail message is contained in /etc/ipa/epn/expire_msg.template. The following template variables are available.

User ID: uid

Full name: fullname

First name: first

Last name: Last

Password expiration date: expiration

Examples

   # date
   Sun 12 Apr 2020 06:23:08 AM CEST
   # ipa-epn --dry-run
   [
      {
         "uid": "user5",
         "cn": "user 5",
         "krbpasswordexpiration": "2020-04-17 15:51:53",
         "mail": "['user5@ipa.test']"
      }
   ]
   The IPA-EPN command was successful

   # ipa-epn --to-nbdays 6 --dry-run 
   [
      {
         "uid": "user5",
         "cn": "user 5",
         "krbpasswordexpiration": "2020-04-17 15:51:53",
         "mail": "['user5@ipa.test']"
      }
   ]
   The IPA-EPN command was successful

   # ipa-epn --from-nbdays 2 --to-nbdays 6 --dry-run
   [
      {
         "uid": "user5",
         "cn": "user 5",
         "krbpasswordexpiration": "2020-04-17 15:51:53",
         "mail": "['user5@ipa.test']"
      }
   ]
   The IPA-EPN command was successful

   # ipa-epn --from-nbdays 8 --to-nbdays 12 --dry-run
   [
      {
         "uid": "user3",
         "cn": "user 5",
         "krbpasswordexpiration": "2020-04-21 00:00:08",
         "mail": "['user3@ipa.test']"
      }
   ]
   The IPA-EPN command was successful

Exit Status

The exit status is 0 on success, nonzero on error.

See Also

  RFE: https://pagure.io/freeipa/issue/3687
  Design document: https://github.com/freeipa/freeipa/blob/master/doc/designs/expiring-password-notification.md

Known Bugs

  None yet.

Reporting Bugs and Enhancement Ideas

   Please make sure first the issue is not already reported by searching at https://pagure.io/freeipa/issues. If it is not, file a new issue at https://pagure.io/freeipa/new_issue.

Referenced By

epn.conf(5).

April 24, 2020 IPA Manual Pages