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KB-1323: /etc/security/limits are not being enforced for Centrify zone-enabled users on AIX

Centrify DirectControl ,  

12 April,16 at 11:06 AM

Applies to: Centrify DirectControl 4.2.0 on all supported versions of AIX.

Problem:
/etc/security/limits are not being enforced for Centrify zone-enabled users.

Cause:
adclient should have taken defaults from /etc/security/limits and /etc/security/user, but it does not. Instead it uses its own defaults.

Workarounds:
1) Define these attributes in Active Directory for zoned users via adupdate.

Add, delete, or modify the value of an extended attribute for the user. Typing a plus sign (+) before the attribute name adds the extended attribute if it doesn't exist. Typing a minus sign (-) before the attribute name removes the attribute, if it exists. For example, to set the value of the extended attribute aix.rlogin:


adupdate modify user -X +aix.rlogin=true jae

Once you have finished changing attribute values, run adflush.

Note: Extended attributes are only applicable on AIX computers. You can use adquery with the help keyword to view a list of the supported extended attributes. For example: adquery user --extattr help

OR

2) Specify the defaults in centrifydc.conf. The aix.attr.xxx parameters were not documented, so here are all the parameters that are supported and can be added to centrifydc.conf:


aix.user.attr.admin
aix.user.attr.admgroups
aix.user.attr.daemon
aix.user.attr.rlogin
aix.user.attr.su
aix.user.attr.sugroups
aix.user.attr.tpath
aix.user.attr.ttys
aix.user.attr.umask
aix.user.attr.fsize
aix.user.attr.core
aix.user.attr.cpu
aix.user.attr.data
aix.user.attr.rss
aix.user.attr.stack
aix.user.attr.nofile


Once you set these parameters in centrifydc.conf; run adreload. The support for the above parameters is included in DirectControl 4.2 and later.

Resolution:
This will be fixed in future release of Centrify DirectControl.

 

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