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KB-1288: crontab failure for AD users on AIX

Centrify DirectAudit ,   Centrify DirectControl ,   Centrify Identity Service, Mac Edition ,  

12 April,16 at 11:02 AM

Applies to: DirectControl 4.2.2, 4.3 on AIX only.

Problem:

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.

Cause:

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

Workaround:

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.

Resolution:

Fixed in DirectControl 4.4.0

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