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KB-2739: How to setup dzdo to prompt for a password for aduser

Centrify DirectControl ,  

12 April,16 at 11:44 AM

Applies to: DirectAuthorize on All Platforms

Question:

How can dzdo be setup to prompt a password for aduser?

Answer:

1. Define the Right in the Zone 
 
Right-click > Definition -> Commands -> General. 
 
Enter a name, e.g.: 'root_any_command', in the 'Attributes' tab set 'Authentication required' and check the box 'User's password'

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2. Create a Role Definition in the Zone.

Right-click 'Role Definition' and select 'Add Role', in this example; "test dzdo" (see snapshot 'define-role-dzdo').

 

Select 'test dzdo' right-click and select 'Add Rights', select 'root_any_command' defined from step 1.

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3. Role Assignment
 
Right-click and select 'Add User' (in this example, 'lroth' is the aduser) and assign a login role and "test dzdo" role.

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4. On the *nix host, verify by running the following commands:

# adflush -a 
-a removes direct authorize information from the authorization store cache )

# dzdo <aduser>
# dzdo <aduser> -A

Using Putty (or any other tool), test the login to the *nix machine as the <aduser> and run:

$ dzdo vi /etc/shadow


***** Sample test on a *NIX host when ADuser logs in and edits the shadow file, it should prompt for a password. *****

Last login: Tue Jan  8 02:11:34 2013 from 172.27.21.184
lroth@ppai5-ubuntu:~$ dzdo vi /etc/shadow


We trust you have received the usual lecture from the local System
Administrator. It usually boils down to these three things:

    #1) Respect the privacy of others.
    #2) Think before you type.
    #3) With great power comes great responsibility.

Password Please:
lroth@ppai5-ubuntu:~$ dzdo vi /etc/shadow
Password Please:
lroth@ppai5-ubuntu:~$ id
uid=121636071(lroth) gid=121636071(lroth) groups=121636071(lroth)
lroth@ppai5-ubuntu:~$

 

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