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KB-2165: How to resolve local account conflict with AD accounts?

Centrify DirectControl ,  

12 April,16 at 10:57 AM

Applies to: All versions of Centrify DirectControl on AIX platforms only.

Question:

In a situation where there is a local account and an AD/Centrify account with same name, what steps need to be taken to avoid login issues?.

Answer:

If the AIX account previously used local AIX authentication, then all user account artifacts must first be removed from AIX for AD to take control of logins:

1. First migrate local account from AIX to AD using Centrify migration tools (import it from CDC console). 

2. On the AIX system, remove the local account from /etc/passwd, /etc/security/user and /etc/security/passwd 

3. Add a stanza to /etc/security/user under root: 

* CentrifyDC SYSTEM = "compat"

4. Verify that the Centrify account now works successfully.


Note:  If login still failed, verify:

1.  in /etc/security/login.cfg the line for 'auth_type = PAM_AUTH'

2.  refer to IBM link: http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=isg3T1011226

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