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KB-1917: Does Centrify DirectControl support AIX Capabilities user attribute ?

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

28 October,13 at 12:47 PM

Applies to: DirectControl 4.4.3 on AIX 5.3 and higher.

Question:

Does Centrify DirectControl support AIX Capabilities user attribute ?

Answer:

Yes, support has been added for the AIX Capabilities user attribute starting DirectControl 4.4.3, a feature that is only available on AIX 5.3 and later. To enable the
feature, edit /etc/centrifydc/centrifydc.conf to add the following line:

    lam.method.version: 520

This allows using methods that are only available with AIX 5.2 and later, and these methods are required to support the Capabilities
attribute.

Use adquery to view capabilities for an Active Directory user:

    adquery user -X aix.capabilities <ADuser>

Use adupdate to set capabilities for an Active Directory user:

    adupdate modify user -X +aix.capabilities=CAPABILITIES <ADuser>

Where CAPABILITIES is a comma-separated list of capabilities to add for the user. For example:

    CAP_NUMA_ATTACH, CAP_BYPASS_RAC_VMM, CAP_PROPOGATE

Currently there is no group policy support for capabilities, this may be implemented in a future release of DirectControl.

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