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       dacs_admin - DACS administration service


       dacs_admin [dacsoptions[1]]


       This program is part of the DACS suite.

       The dacs_admin web service is a tool for administering various DACS
       resources at a jurisdiction. Providing both a browser-based interface
       and a simple, REST-oriented[2] HTTP interface that can be used by
       middleware, scripts, and web browsers, dacs_admin allows inspection
       (and sometimes modification) of a jurisdiction's access control rules,
       configuration directives, group definitions, DACS user accounts,
       revocation list, version information, authorization cache, DACS log
       files, user tracking records, and more. An administrator can manage a
       different jurisdiction simply by aiming a browser or other HTTP client
       at that jurisdiction's dacs_admin web service.

       Probably the best way to understand the tool is to simply use it
       interactively to browse through a jurisdiction's resources.

           This web service provides a way to view and change security-related
           DACS configuration, DACS passwords, and so on. The default access
           control rule denies all access to the web service - you must add a
           custom rule to enable access. All functionality should be
           restricted to an ADMIN_IDENTITY[3].

           ·   Some features of this program may require JavaScript to be
               enabled in the browser.

           ·   dacs_admin will eventually unify and replace several existing
               different DACS administrative web services. It may also include
               federation-wide functions, such as the capability of adding a
               new jurisdiction.

   Web Service Arguments
       The following web service argument is always recognized:

           By default, output is emitted in HTML. Several varieties of XML
           output can be selected, however, using the FORMAT argument (please
           refer to dacs(1)[4]).

   Resources and Methods
       The interface provided by dacs_admin allows various DACS resources to
       be examined and modified using standard HTTP methods (see RFC 2616[5]).
       Not all DACS resources may be accessible using dacs_admin and not all
       methods may be valid for some resources.

       In keeping with the REST architectural style, every persistent resource
       is identified by a URI (RFC 2396[6] and RFC 3986[7]). Invoking the GET
       method on, for example,
       will (assuming appropriate configuration and permission) return a list
       of root-level resources managed by dacs_admin.

       Invoking the GET method on a resource either returns a listing (by
       default, formatted as an HTML list or table) or an unadorned value (by
       default, formatted as an HTML encoded string). For instance, this URL
       might return a list of configuration directives and their current


       while this URL might return the current value of a particular
       configuration directive:


       The functionality of dacs_admin is described in terms of resources and
       methods supported on those resources. Depending on the particular
       service request, the result consists of an HTTP status code (usually
       "200 OK", "201 Created", "400 Bad Request", or "404 Not Found"), and
       possibly an HTML or XML document (selectable). The XML document is
       described by dacs_admin.dtd[8].

       Arguments are passed in the query part of a URI. Unrecognized and
       context-inappropriate arguments are silently ignored.


       Only the standard dacsoptions[1] command line arguments are recognized.




       The program exits 0 if everything was fine, 1 if an error occurred.


       dacsacl(1)[10], dacspasswd(1)[11], dacs.acls(5)[12], dacs_conf(8)[13],
       dacs_group(8)[14], dacs_list_jurisdictions(8)[15], dacs_passwd(8)[16],


       Distributed Systems Software ([18])


       Copyright2003-2012 Distributed Systems Software. See the LICENSE[19]
       file that accompanies the distribution for licensing information.


        1. dacsoptions

        2. REST-oriented


        4. dacs(1)

        5. RFC 2616

        6. RFC 2396

        7. RFC 3986

        8. dacs_admin.dtd

        9. dacs_admin.css

       10. dacsacl(1)

       11. dacspasswd(1)

       12. dacs.acls(5)

       13. dacs_conf(8)

       14. dacs_group(8)

       15. dacs_list_jurisdictions(8)

       16. dacs_passwd(8)

       17. dacs_version(8)


       19. LICENSE