[Ovirt-devel] oVirt console (again!)

Gerd Hoffmann kraxel at redhat.com
Fri Nov 7 08:09:53 UTC 2008

Richard W.M. Jones wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 06, 2008 at 10:02:37PM +0100, Gerd Hoffmann wrote:
>> /me uses virt-manager for the guest consoles.  Authenticates just fine
>> via kerberos, using the same ticket I need for the ovirt wui anyway.
> The problem, as ever, is with Windows.  It's hard to set up a Windows
> client as a Kerberos client, so this won't just work.

Oh, ok.  I'm a bit surprised as windows uses kerberos internally as
well, but maybe that requires a domain controller ...

Might be worth talking to the freeipa/samba folks maybe whenever it is
possible to make windows play nice here?

BTW: can one connect to the WUI using a windows machine then?

>> For a larger-scale setup you'll probably want build some dedicated app
>> (say  ovirt-viewer) which gets a list of vms from ovirt, the node they
>> are running on and then goes talk to libvirt on the nodes for the vnc
>> display.
> That's basically the plan for number (4).

Ok, cool.  But at least the linux version should be fine with kerberos,


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