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KB-1954: How to add AD users into "wheel" group on Unix/Linux

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

12 April,16 at 11:07 AM

Applies to: Centrify DirectControl 4.x or above on Unix/Linux

Question:
How to add AD users into the "wheel" group on Unix/Linux


Answer:
You can add AD users into the ‘wheel’ group on UNIX/Linux with the following steps:

On the Windows side:

  1. Create an AD group. For example, called "Unix_Wheel".

  2. Go to the DirectControl console.

  3. Create a Unix group for the AD group "Unix_Wheel" with the name "wheel" and configure the GID of this group as same as the GID of the local wheel group. For example, set the GID to 10 for Linux.

  4. Add the required zone users into this Unix group "wheel".


On Unix/Linux side:

  1. Log on the host as root

  2. Remove "wheel" from the /etc/centrifydc/group.ignore file.

  3. Edit the /etc/centrifydc/centrifydc.conf file and set:
    nss.squash.root: false
    adclient.local.group.merge: true

  4. Run: adreload

  5. Run: adflush

You can check whether the AD users have been added into the local "wheel" group with the following command:

On Linux/Unix:

Run: getent group wheel

On AIX:

Run: lsgroup wheel

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