[virt-tools-list] Access to individual VMs

Emre Erenoglu erenoglu at gmail.com
Fri Feb 19 18:32:52 UTC 2010

On Thu, Feb 18, 2010 at 3:36 PM, Cole Robinson <crobinso at 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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