Using FreeIPA for centralized sudo – how to specify ALL commands?

HTTP500 asked:

I’m having a hard time wrapping my head around FreeIPA’s model. The FreeIPA manual states:

FreeIPA adds an extra control measure with sudo command groups, which
allow a group of commands to be defined and then applied to the sudo configuration as one.

But their examples basically talk about creating a sudo command group and adding particular sudo commands like vim and less to a “files” sudo command group.

e.g. from the commandline:

ipa sudocmdgroup-add --desc 'File editing commands' files

ipa sudocmd-add --desc 'For editing files' '/usr/bin/vim'

ipa sudocmdgroup-add-member --sudocmds '/usr/bin/vim' files

But how do you specify ALL like you would in /etc/sudoers? Can this be wildcarded (e.g. *)?

My answer:

You don’t need to make command groups if you want a group of users to be able to execute any command with sudo. You just need a sudo rule that permits all commands, and one should have been created for you by default when you installed FreeIPA.

# ipa sudorule-find All
1 Sudo Rule matched
  Rule name: All
  Enabled: TRUE
  Host category: all
  Command category: all
  RunAs User category: all
  User Groups: admins
Number of entries returned 1

(If such a rule doesn’t exist, create it.)

ipa sudorule-add --cmdcat=all All

Just add the users or groups to this sudo rule that you want to be able to sudo with any command.

ipa sudorule-add-user --groups=admins All

You can also do this from the Web UI if you prefer.

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