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KB-0513: NetCool does not autenticate with AD when direct control is installed

Centrify DirectControl ,  

12 April,16 at 11:26 AM

Problem:

The local user netcool is converted to AD user, and application NetCool fails to verify the user passwd hash.


Cause:

This is because by default AD does not keep Unix password hash.


Workaround:

PAM enable the NetCool application, so the PAM will handle the user authentication.

Here are the steps to enable NetCool to use PAM for authentication:

start netcool with –authenticate PAM

added these entries at /etc/pam.conf:


netcool auth required /usr/lib/security/pam_aix
netcool account required /usr/lib/security/pam_aix
netcool password required /usr/lib/security/pam_aix
netcool session required /usr/lib/security/pam_aix

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