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Re: [virt-tools-list] Access to individual VMs



On Thu, Feb 18, 2010 at 3:36 PM, Cole Robinson <crobinso redhat com> wrote:
On 02/17/2010 05:55 PM, Dennis J. wrote:
> Hi,
> Is it possible to provide access to individual VMs using virsh or
> virt-manager? What I'm specifically trying to do is to give users the
> ability to shutdown/destroy/start their own virtual machines in case the VM
> hangs. Is this possible?
>

Not at this time, the required support is missing at the libvirt level,
it's really all or nothing

Having users use the qemu:///session libvirt connection, they can each
have their own VMs run as their own user, stored in the their homedir,
but there are technical limitations: no use of bridged networking, VMs
can't be autostarted, among others.

So in this case, do I understand right that if someone would write another layer of authentication system that would "do stuff as root" on behalf of that authenticated user but to the limit of his permissions (ie reaching a specific VM), that would do it.

Emre Erenoglu


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