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KB-2795: How to refresh the AD cache on OS X after changing a user's Rights, Roles, or Role Assignments

Mac & PC Management Service ,  

12 April,16 at 11:09 AM

Applies to: All versions of Centrify DirectControl for Mac OS X


A Zone has been created with auto-provisioning and an AD group has been given permissions to login. 

The user is shown under "Effective Users for Login", but the user cannot login to the Zone. The centrifydc.log file says the user is not Unix-Enabled. 

AD replication has already happened, and the problem persists. What could be causing this issue?


After making changes to Rights, Roles, or Role Assignments, it is necessary to flush the AD cache for the new update to take effect.

To flush the Centrify DirectControl cache on the local system:

1. Log on and switch to the root user on the DirectControl-managed computer.

2. Run the adflush command using the Terminal:
  sudo adflush

- or -

For a GUI method of flushing the cache, download the Mac Diagnostic Tool from the following KB and press the [ Flush AD Cache ] button in the Debug / Logs section.

  • KB-2977: How to use the new Mac Diagnostic Tool (2013)

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