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

Authentication Service ,  

12 April,16 at 11:26 AM


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


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


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