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KB-1288: crontab failure for AD users on AIX

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

12 April,16 at 11:02 AM

Applies to: DirectControl 4.2.2, 4.3 on AIX only.


On AIX machines the local users and "root" are able to use crontab without problems, but for Active Directory users it fails with the following message:


$ crontab -e
crontab: you are not authorized to use cron. Sorry.


This is due to adclient setting the
default value of the AIX user attribute "daemon" to false.


Search for the aix.user.attr.daemon parameter in /etc/centrifydc/centrifydc.conf and ensure that it is set to true if present. If the parameter does not exist, add the following line to the file:

aix.user.attr.daemon: true

Then run adreload.


Fixed in DirectControl 4.4.0