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From Francesco Chicchiriccò <>
Subject Re: [IAM PoC] Starting with implementation
Date Fri, 13 Jan 2017 08:26:56 GMT
Hi all,
I honestly do not see the point of putting any effort (yet) in 
puppetizing the configurations on syncope-vm2.

syncope-vm2 is the VM we are using to implement a PoC, not a production 

For example, I had to install the OpenLDAP packages to load the ASF 
Directory dump, in order to have a reference external resource for 
Syncope. I would not expect this in a production machine.

The work to be done there is currently about configuring Syncope (mainly 
via Admin UI) and possibly developing some extension classes, to be part 
of the sources hosted at

with purpose of building a replacement for

I expect such work not to be completed anytime son, partly because it is 
inherently complex, partly because it is done in my own spare time.

I agree, indeed, that:

1. leaving all ports open to the wild is not good (especially because 
there is currently an OpenLDAP instance loaded with the dump from the 
official ASF Directory), so I have configured iptables to refuse 
connections on all ports but SSH (see /root/, currently saved 
via iptables-persistence to survive restarts)

At the moment I can easily work with SSH port forwarding; I expect to 
re-open the ports 80 and 443, to allow connections to

*, redirecting to
*, redirecting to
*, redirecting to

as already configured by Pierre.

Note: I don't see any reason to enable the Syncope Swagger extension, 
hence it is perfectly expected that


returns nothing.

2. being the tomcat8 packages installed, there is almost no reason (but 
the unavailability of Tomcat 8.5 as deb package, but this is another 
story...) to use the manual Tomcat deployment under /opt, I will remove 
that soon


On 12/01/2017 22:58, Pierre Smits wrote:
> Tony,
> Francesco didn't install the syncope wars in/on the puppet configured
> Tomcat, but did a new Tomcat installation in /opt.
> So we need to figure out how to do that correction there, or redeploy
> syncope in the puppet controlled Tomcat.
> On Thu, Jan 12, 2017 at 10:48 PM, Tony Stevenson <> wrote:
>>> On Jan 12, 2017, at 1:22 PM, Pierre Smits <> wrote:
>>> Please do not use the syncope implementation via the unencrypted tomcat port
>> Then configure tomcat to only listen on loopback, or only allow access
>> from the local interface then.  Better yet change the firewall rules. Or do
>> both. ;)
>> Assuming the VM is in puppet the firewall rules should be a few lines of
>> config.

Francesco Chicchiriccò

Tirasa - Open Source Excellence

Member at The Apache Software Foundation
Syncope, Cocoon, Olingo, CXF, OpenJPA, PonyMail

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