file transfer with different users on each end

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file transfer with different users on each end

Postby xonaadmin » Wed Jul 16, 2014 12:37 pm

Re-posted from situate.support email...

Hey guys,

Found an interesting use case for file transfers.

Bob does not have access on host B
George does not have access on host A
bob@A:<path> -> george@B:<path>
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Re: file transfer with different users on each end

Postby xonaadmin » Wed Jul 16, 2014 12:38 pm

We actually see this use case occasionally because sometimes files are transferred between legal entities or over Chinese walls, and in that case it would be very improper to have someone that has a login on both sides.

Create a service account "BG". Add Bob's identity to the BG service account for host "A". Add George's identity for host "B". Setup the file transfer to use that service account and situate will correctly use Bob's login on "A" and George's login on "B".

This, of course, assumes the auth services are different for A and B, which it should be because if there were the same, both users would have an account on both machines. Then again, you can always setup host local identities in Situate.

Also this will not preserve ownership (which it cannot anyway because only root or domain admins can do that), but it will leave the acl the same, just owned by the other guy.

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