PCI-DSS Query Password Expired Users

PCI-DSS Query Password Expired Users

Blueprint pci-dss-query-password-expired-users

Problem Description

Currently, when using the: keystone.conf [security_compliance] password_expires_days value, when a user’s password expires and then must be reset by an administrator, there is no way to query a list of users who are in this state of password expiration. We would like the ability to retrieve a list of users whose passwords has expired for technical support and auditing purposes.

Proposed Change

A new query will be added to the existing: GET /v3/users API call that would allow an administrator to query a list of users who are currently locked-out due to password expiration. This will allow operators to set up jobs to generate necessary audit lists and notifications.

Query list of users based on their passwords’ expiry time

Gets a list of users based on their password expiry time.

GET /v3/users?password_expires_at={operator}:{timestamp}

Where {timestamp} is a datetime in the format of YYYY-MM-DDTHH:mm:ssZ and {operator} can be either lt or gt. Note that user can also do equality matching via /v3/users?password_expires_at={timestamp}; however, due to the nature of this query, it may not be as useful.

http://specs.openstack.org/openstack/api-wg/guidelines/pagination_filter_sort.html#filtering

Examples

Query list of users whose password has expired before a given timestamp.

GET /v3/users?password_expires_at=lt:2016-10-10T15:30:22Z

Response

{
   "links": {
      "next": null,
      "previous": null,
      "self": "http://example.com/identity/v3/users"
   },
   "users": [
      {
         "domain_id": "default",
         "enabled": false,
         "id": "514a66612f53412796952414898a6b99",
         "name": "someuser1",
         "links": {
            "self": "http://example.com/identity/v3/users/514a66612f53412796952414898a6b99"
         },
         "password_expires_at": "2016-07-07T15:32:17.000000"
      },
      {
         "domain_id": "default",
         "enabled": true,
         "id": "ce8a21d43bc64ce6840346f0a14a7fa9",
         "name": "someuser4",
         "links": {
            "self": "http://example.com/identity/v3/users/ce8a21d43bc64ce6840346f0a14a7fa9"
         },
         "password_expires_at": "2016-10-09T00:21:04.000000"
      }
   ]
}

Query list of users whose password will expire after a given timestamp

GET /v3/users?password_expires_at=gt:2016-10-14T15:30:22Z

Response

{
   "links": {
      "next": null,
      "previous": null,
      "self": "http://example.com/identity/v3/users"
   },
   "users": [
      {
         "domain_id": "default",
         "enabled": false,
         "id": "514a66612f53412796952414898a6b99",
         "name": "someuser1",
         "links": {
            "self": "http://example.com/identity/v3/users/514a66612f53412796952414898a6b99"
         },
         "password_expires_at": "2016-10-17T15:32:17.000000"
      }
   ]
}

Alternatives

Operators can directly query the SQL backend for users whose password has expired by checking the password_expires_at field.

Security Impact

None. The added API change has no additional security impact.

Notifications Impact

No additional notification will be added for this query.

Other End User Impact

None. There will be no additional end user impact.

Performance Impact

This call may fail if there is a very large number of users since pagination is currently not supported.

Other Deployer Impact

None. The added API change has no additional deployer impact.

Developer Impact

None. The added API change has no additional developer impact.

Implementation

Assignee(s)

Primary assignee:
gagehugo <gagehugo@gmail.com>
Other contributors:
lamt <tinlam@gmail.com>

Work Items

  • Implement new user query.
  • Implement bindings in python-keystoneclient.
  • Implement unit tests.
  • Document new user query usage.

Dependencies

This blueprint depends on the following:

Documentation Impact

Documentation in api-ref will be updated to include the added query parameter and its usage.

References

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