ZABBIX FEATURE REQUESTS

Allow users with valid external credentials to be granted generic privileges

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We are currently rolling out Zabbix to several hundred users, and the pain of giving them all individual access would be seriously unpleasant. However, we don't want to allow unauthenticated users to be able to see monioring data.

As a compromise, I have implemented a patch to the LDAP authentication which substitutes an LDAP guest account for authenticated users who lack a Zabbix-internal account.
The included patch is probably best seen as a proof-of-concept, since solving this properly would likely involve hard-to-maintain deeper changes (although not necessarily large ones).

In the near future, I will be extending the patch included here to support fetching the substitute user from LDAP groups, and preserving audit trails by remembering who the user logged in as. These are essential our internal use of Zabbix, so (unless nobody is interested :-) ) I'll happily post those patches here.

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Oleksiy Zagorskyi added a comment -

Try to search across the Jira, I recall something similar.
Do not forget about the forum as well.

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Oleksiy Zagorskyi added a comment - Try to search across the Jira, I recall something similar. Do not forget about the forum as well.
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Charles Cooke added a comment -

I saw a few people in the forum talking about similar things, but the only patches I found are for automatically creating users. That's exactly the opposite of what we need - we want to have as few users in Zabbix as possible.

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Charles Cooke added a comment - I saw a few people in the forum talking about similar things, but the only patches I found are for automatically creating users. That's exactly the opposite of what we need - we want to have as few users in Zabbix as possible.
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Oleksiy Zagorskyi added a comment -

related to another ZBXNEXT-276

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Oleksiy Zagorskyi added a comment - related to another ZBXNEXT-276
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Sorin Sbarnea added a comment -

I am quite interested about this feature, we do want to provide Zabbix as a self-service for those looking for a a monitoring solution but our corporate directory contains about 14.000 users, we cannot manually create for every one that may want to try the systems.

Can we have this rolled into current Zabbix?

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Sorin Sbarnea added a comment - I am quite interested about this feature, we do want to provide Zabbix as a self-service for those looking for a a monitoring solution but our corporate directory contains about 14.000 users, we cannot manually create for every one that may want to try the systems. Can we have this rolled into current Zabbix?

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