I'm setting up an openvpn server and I'd like to use our already existing FreeIPA CA to issue user keys/certs for openvpn's use. Since our OpenVPN box is a freeipa client, I thought it'd be nice to use certmonger to issue and keep up to date these certs.

Ergo, I've created a certificate profile:

pat@apex-freeipa ~$ ipa certprofile-show --all OpenVPNUserCert
dn: cn=OpenVPNUserCert,cn=certprofiles,cn=ca,dc=int,dc =apexmw,dc=com
Profile ID: OpenVPNUserCert
Profile description: OpenVPN User Certificates
Store issued certificates: FALSE
objectclass: ipacertprofile, top

And also a CA acl. For experimentation (and working vs our test freeipa) I've left this as wide open as I can:

[pat@apex-freeipa ~]$ ipa caacl-show --all OpenVPN_User_Certificate_ACL
dn: ipaUniqueID=6dde33a6-7849-11e9-aa05-525400b52c7b,cn=caacls,cn=ca,dc=int,dc=apexmw,dc=c om
ACL name: OpenVPN_User_Certificate_ACL
Enabled: TRUE
CA category: all
Profile category: all
User category: all
Host category: all
Service category: all
ipauniqueid: 6dde33a6-7849-11e9-aa05-525400b52c7b
objectclass: ipaassociation, ipacaacl

Then, on my openvpn server, I ask for a cert for use for one of my users (myself, in this case):

root@apex-openvpn:~# ipa-getcert request -f /etc/openvpn/client/pat.crt -k /etc/openvpn/client/pat.key -r -N 'CN=pat,O=INT.APEXMW.COM' -K pat -g 4096 --profile OpenVPNUserCert
New signing request "20190603014016" added.

But, it fails due to an access err vs the 'userCertificate' attribute of my account:

root@apex-openvpn:~# ipa-getcert list
(...snippy snip excess...)
Request ID '20190603014016':
ca-error: Server at https://apex-freeipa.int.apexmw.com/ipa/xml denied our request, giving up: 2100 (RPC failed at server. Insufficient access: Insufficient 'write' privilege to the 'userCertificate' attribute of entry 'uid=pat,cn=users,cn=accounts,dc=int,dc=apexmw,dc= com'.).
stuck: yes
key pair storage: type=FILE,location='/etc/openvpn/client/pat.key'
certificate: type=FILE,location='/etc/openvpn/client/pat.crt'
expires: unknown
pre-save command:
post-save command:
track: yes
auto-renew: yes

If I look at the dirsrv log, here's the accesses I see for this request (trimmed off the date/time to make the lines a _little_ shorter):

root@apex-freeipa slapd-INT-APEXMW-COM# grep conn=178 access | cut -d' ' -f3-
conn=178 fd=114 slot=114 connection from to
conn=178 op=0 BIND dn="" method=sasl version=3 mech=GSS-SPNEGO
conn=178 op=0 RESULT err=0 tag=97 nentries=0 etime=0.0025554208 dn="fqdn=apex-openvpn.int.apexmw.com,cn=computers,cn=accounts,dc =int,dc=apexmw,dc=com"
conn=178 op=1 SRCH base="cn=ipaconfig,cn=etc,dc=int,dc=apexmw,dc=com" scope=0 filter="(objectClass=*)" attrs=ALL
conn=178 op=1 RESULT err=0 tag=101 nentries=1 etime=0.0001319554
conn=178 op=2 SRCH base="cn=masters,cn=ipa,cn=etc,dc=int,dc=apexmw,dc =com" scope=2 filter="(&(objectClass=ipaConfigObject)(cn=CA))" attrs=ALL
conn=178 op=2 RESULT err=0 tag=101 nentries=1 etime=0.0000979573
conn=178 op=3 SRCH base="cn=masters,cn=ipa,cn=etc,dc=int,dc=apexmw,dc =com" scope=2 filter="(&(objectClass=ipaConfigObject)(cn=CA))" attrs=ALL
conn=178 op=3 RESULT err=0 tag=101 nentries=1 etime=0.0000736730
conn=178 op=4 SRCH base="cn=cas,cn=ca,dc=int,dc=apexmw,dc=com" scope=2 filter="(&(objectClass=ipaca)(cn=ipa))" attrs=""
conn=178 op=4 RESULT err=0 tag=101 nentries=1 etime=0.0000499142
conn=178 op=5 SRCH base="cn=ipa,cn=cas,cn=ca,dc=int,dc=apexmw,dc=com" scope=0 filter="(objectClass=*)" attrs="ipaCaId ipaCaSubjectDN cn ipaCaIssuerDN description"
conn=178 op=5 RESULT err=0 tag=101 nentries=1 etime=0.0000482726
conn=178 op=6 SRCH base="cn=apex-freeipa.int.apexmw.com,cn=masters,cn=ipa,cn=etc,dc =int,dc=apexmw,dc=com" scope=2 filter="(&(objectClass=ipaConfigObject)(ipaConfigS tring=enabledService)(cn=CA))" attrs=ALL
conn=178 op=6 RESULT err=0 tag=101 nentries=1 etime=0.0000950646 notes=U
conn=178 op=7 SRCH base="cn=accounts,dc=int,dc=apexmw,dc=com" scope=2 filter="(&(objectClass=krbprincipalaux)(krbPrincip alName=pat@INT.APEXMW.COM))" attrs=ALL
conn=178 op=7 RESULT err=0 tag=101 nentries=1 etime=0.0002747849
conn=178 op=8 EXT oid="" name="whoami-plugin"
conn=178 op=8 RESULT err=0 tag=120 nentries=0 etime=0.0000135034
conn=178 op=9 SRCH base="cn=request certificate ignore caacl,cn=virtual operations,cn=etc,dc=int,dc=apexmw,dc=com" scope=0 filter="(objectClass=*)" attrs="objectClass"
conn=178 op=9 RESULT err=0 tag=101 nentries=1 etime=0.0000932668 - entryLevelRights: none
conn=178 op=10 SRCH base="uid=pat,cn=users,cn=accounts,dc=int,dc=apexm w,dc=com" scope=0 filter="(objectClass=*)" attrs="distinguishedName"
conn=178 op=10 RESULT err=0 tag=101 nentries=1 etime=0.0000640289
conn=178 op=11 SRCH base="uid=pat,cn=users,cn=accounts,dc=int,dc=apexm w,dc=com" scope=0 filter="(objectClass=*)" attrs="telephoneNumber ipaSshPubKey uid krbCanonicalName ipatokenRadiusUserName ipaUserAuthType krbPrincipalExpiration homeDirectory nsAccountLock usercertificate;binary title loginShell uidNumber mail ipaCertMapData memberOf memberofindirect krbPrincipalName givenName gidNumber sn ou userClass ipatokenRadiusConfigLink"
conn=178 op=11 RESULT err=0 tag=101 nentries=1 etime=0.0001401737
conn=178 op=12 SRCH base="dc=int,dc=apexmw,dc=com" scope=2 filter="(|(member=uid=pat,cn=users,cn=accounts,dc= int,dc=apexmw,dc=com)(memberUser=uid=pat,cn=users, cn=accounts,dc=int,dc=apexmw,dc=com)(memberHost=ui d=pat,cn=users,cn=accounts,dc=int,dc=apexmw,dc=com ))" attrs=""
conn=178 op=12 RESULT err=0 tag=101 nentries=7 etime=0.0001492344 notes=P pr_idx=0 pr_cookie=-1
conn=178 op=13 SRCH base="uid=pat,cn=users,cn=accounts,dc=int,dc=apexm w,dc=com" scope=0 filter="(userPassword=*)" attrs="userPassword"
conn=178 op=13 RESULT err=0 tag=101 nentries=1 etime=0.0000524838
conn=178 op=14 SRCH base="uid=pat,cn=users,cn=accounts,dc=int,dc=apexm w,dc=com" scope=0 filter="(krbPrincipalKey=*)" attrs="krbPrincipalKey"
conn=178 op=14 RESULT err=0 tag=101 nentries=1 etime=0.0000597589
conn=178 op=15 SRCH base="ipaUniqueID=80b23b30-6a0c-11e9-baa3-525400b52c7b,cn=sudorules,cn=sudo,dc=int,dc=apexmw ,dc=com" scope=0 filter="(objectClass=*)" attrs="cn"
conn=178 op=15 RESULT err=0 tag=101 nentries=1 etime=0.0000379744
conn=178 op=16 SRCH base="ipaUniqueID=5fb3a640-705a-11e9-aa05-525400b52c7b,cn=hbac,dc=int,dc=apexmw,dc=com" scope=0 filter="(objectClass=*)" attrs="cn"
conn=178 op=16 RESULT err=0 tag=101 nentries=1 etime=0.0000337904
conn=178 op=17 SRCH base="cn=caacls,cn=ca,dc=int,dc=apexmw,dc=com" scope=1 filter="(&(objectClass=ipaassociation)(objectClass =ipacaacl))" attrs="serviceCategory cn ipaMemberCertProfile ipaMemberCa ipaCertProfileCategory memberUser userCategory hostCategory memberHost ipaEnabledFlag ipaCaCategory memberService description"
conn=178 op=17 RESULT err=0 tag=101 nentries=2 etime=0.0001647058
conn=178 op=18 EXT oid="" name="whoami-plugin"
conn=178 op=18 RESULT err=0 tag=120 nentries=0 etime=0.0000138321
conn=178 op=19 SRCH base="uid=pat,cn=users,cn=accounts,dc=int,dc=apexm w,dc=com" scope=0 filter="(objectClass=*)" attrs="userCertificate"
conn=178 op=19 RESULT err=0 tag=101 nentries=1 etime=0.0001475052 - entryLevelRights: none
conn=178 op=20 UNBIND
conn=178 op=20 fd=114 closed - U1

To begin with, I note that this session does a BIND with 'dn=""', right at the beginning, it's essentially an anonymous bind, yah?

That operation near the end, here:

op=17 SRCH base="cn=caacls,cn=ca,dc=int,dc=apexmw,dc=com" scope=1 filter="(&(objectClass=ipaassociation)(objectClass =ipacaacl))"

seems like it might be kinda key. and indeed, if I attempt to run this by hand as an anonymous bind, I get no results:

root@apex-freeipa slapd-INT-APEXMW-COM# ldapsearch -x -h localhost -b dc=int,dc=apexmw,dc=com -s sub "(|(objectClass=ipaassociation)(objectClass=ipacaa cl))"
# extended LDIF
# LDAPv3
# base <dc=int,dc=apexmw,dc=com> with scope subtree
# filter: (|(objectClass=ipaassociation)(objectClass=ipacaac l))
# requesting: ALL

# search result
search: 2
result: 0 Success

# numResponses: 1

It's only if I run this as an _authenticated_ bind, that I can find my ACL:

root@apex-freeipa slapd-INT-APEXMW-COM# ldapsearch -x -D "cn=Directory Manager" -W -h localhost -b dc=int,dc=apexmw,dc=com -s sub "(&(objectClass=ipaassociation)(objectClass=ipacaa cl))" cn
Enter LDAP Password:
# extended LDIF
# LDAPv3
# base <dc=int,dc=apexmw,dc=com> with scope subtree
# filter: (&(objectClass=ipaassociation)(objectClass=ipacaac l))
# requesting: cn

# c98b740c-6903-11e9-ad1b-525400b52c7b, caacls, ca, int.apexmw.com
dn: ipaUniqueID=c98b740c-6903-11e9-ad1b-525400b52c7b,cn=caacls,cn=ca,dc=int,dc
cn: hosts_services_caIPAserviceCert

# 6dde33a6-7849-11e9-aa05-525400b52c7b, caacls, ca, int.apexmw.com
dn: ipaUniqueID=6dde33a6-7849-11e9-aa05-525400b52c7b,cn=caacls,cn=ca,dc=int,dc
cn: OpenVPN_User_Certificate_ACL

# search result
search: 2
result: 0 Success

# numResponses: 3
# numEntries: 2

Is this (using certmonger to auto-issue signed certs/keys for my openvpn users) going to be essentially impossible to do, here? Do I need to go a more traditional route of creating a seperate keystore/certdb, issuing a CSR, and feeding that to FreeIPA to sign?

Any advice appreciated, and thanks in advance,
-- Pat