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KB-0181: Changing another user's password on AIX

Centrify DirectControl ,  

12 April,16 at 11:25 AM

Problem:

Attempting to change another user’s password with a program such as passwd or cl_chpasswd does not work when logged on to an AIX computer as an Active Directory user.


Cause:

Missing or incorrect setting for the AUTHSTATE environment variable.

Resolution:

Set the AUTHSTATE environment variable to compat before attempting to change another user’s password with a program such as passwd or cl_chpasswd. For example, if you are using the ksh shell and the cl_chpasswd program to change another user’s password, you would enter:

$ AUTHSTATE=compat cl_chpasswd

Note:
You do not need to modify the AUTHSTATE environment variable to change your own password.

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