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KB-0903: /etc/centrifydc/passswd.ovr file gets removed upon restart of DirectControl agent

Auditing and Monitoring Service ,   Authentication Service ,   Mac & PC Management Service ,  

12 April,16 at 11:02 AM

Applies to: Centrify DirectControl 4.1.0 and 4.1.1 on all OS




passswd.ovr file gets removed upon restart of DirectControl agent.

Note: As a result you will see the below warning messages in the log files:

Oct 5 06:24:46 rhel adclient[3878]: WARN <fd:25 NSSGetPasswdDataByUID> Unable to open property values file: /etc/centrifydc/passwd.ovr




When group policies are refreshed or the DirectControl agent is restarted, the agent may remove the /etc/centrifydc/passwd.ovr file.




1. Download the attached file.

2. Remove the old /usr/share/centrifydc/mappers/machine/ file from your machine. Do not rename it.

Note: Please make sure you remove the old file, simply renaming won't work.


3. Copy the newly downloaded into /usr/share/centrifydc/mappers/machine/ and make sure the permissions are as follows:

-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  3557 Oct 23  2007



This issue is fixed in the 4.1.2 release of DirectControl