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KB-2474: Deployment Manager is unable to display all the members of a local group.

Centrify DirectControl ,  

12 April,16 at 11:09 AM

Applies to: All versions of Centrify Deployment Manager.

Problem:


Centrify's Deployment Manager (DM) is unable to display local users of a local group if the number of users exceeds approximately 100. 

On the Unix server, the command lsgroup shows all the members of the local group. 


Cause:

This is the limitation coming from the underlying database schema. The UserList column in the Group table uses NVarChar(1024). Centrify assumed that all the group files or passwd files come from the NIS map, hence why only 1024 characters per line are used in this table.

However, here the group file is not coming from NIS but instead as a long line. DM actually does successfully retrieve the group file, but when the data is inserted into the database, it is passed through a validation function. The validation function catches this issue and claims the large group is invalid data and drops the item. 


Workaround:


Customers running into this issue should contact support for a special build of DM which fixes the issue.

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