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KB-1818: Why executing "newgrp groupname" prompts for AD user password ?

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

12 April,16 at 11:12 AM

Applies to:

 

Centrify DirectControl 4.4.1 on RedHat platform

 

Problem:

 

Why executing "newgrp groupname" prompts for AD user password ?

 

Cause:

 

User will be prompted for password if the groupname being supplied to newgrp command exists in /etc/gshadow and does not contain any members.  This is how newgrp works as per the manual pages on the command.

 

Solution:

 

You can either rename the /etc/gshadow to /etc/gshadow.save or comment out the group name in /etc/gshadow. Running newgrp again should not prompt for password.

 

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