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KB-3168: adquery not seeing group membership

Centrify DirectControl ,  

12 April,16 at 11:09 AM

Applies to: All versions of Centrify DirectControl
 
Question:
 
A user test_user has membership in group UNIX-CompChem-U and can be confirmed with an ldapsearch
 
However adquery does not show the group (indicating that adclient doesn't recognize it). 
This was noticed on multiple systems as the user needs membership in that group in order to gain access to these hosts via the pam.allow.groups setting:
 
user@servername:$ /usr/share/centrifydc/bin/ldapsearch -E pr=1000/noprompt -s sub -r -LLL -Q -H ldap:// -b $(adquery user -D test_user) memberOf 
 
dn: CN=test_user,OU=CEW,OU=User,OU=Accounts,DC=amer,DC=yourcompany,DC=com 
 
memberOf: CN=GBL-NON-COLLEAGUES-U,OU=CVW,OU=Security,OU=Groups,DC=amer,DC=yourcompany,DC=com 
memberOf: CN=GBL-NON-COLLEAGUES-U,OU=GVW,OU=Security,OU=Groups,DC=amer,DC=yourcompany,DC=com 
memberOf: CN=DL-CAM-200CPD Contractors,OU=CEW,OU=Security,OU=Groups,DC=amer,DC=yourcompany,DC=com 
memberOf: CN=UNIX-CompChem-U,OU=global,OU=Groups,OU=UNIX,DC=amer,DC=yourcompany,DC=com 
memberOf: CN=DL-WWMC CAM All,OU=GRO,OU=Distribution,OU=Groups,DC=amer,DC=yourcompany,DC=com 
memberOf: CN=CEW-DMSStandardUsers01-G,OU=CEW,OU=Security,OU=Groups,DC=amer,DC=yourcompany,DC=com
 
user@servername:$ adquery user -a test_user 
 
amer.yourcompany.com/Groups/Distribution/ADW/DL-Guests 
amer.yourcompany.com/Groups/Distribution/GRO/DL-All 
amer.yourcompany.com/Groups/Distribution/GRO/DL-Research 
amer.yourcompany.com/Groups/Distribution/GRO/DL-WWMC CAM All 
amer.yourcompany.com/Groups/Distribution/GRO/DL-WWMC-All 
amer.yourcompany.com/Groups/Distribution/GRO/DL-Global-All 
amer.yourcompany.com/Groups/Security/CEW/CEW-DMSStandardUsers01-G 
amer.yourcompany.com/Groups/Security/CITTS/AMR-TS-SoftGridUsers-L 
amer.yourcompany.com/Groups/Security/CVW/GBL-NON-COLLEAGUES-U 
amer.yourcompany.com/Groups/Security/GRO/GRO-GP-UserTestGroup-L 
amer.yourcompany.com/Groups/Security/GVW/GBL-NON-COLLEAGUES-U 
amer.yourcompany.com/Groups/Security/MOP/AMR-DMSStandardUsers-G 
amer.yourcompany.com/Groups/Security/MOPPAH/MOP-PAH-iPad_Materials-R-L 
amer.yourcompany.com/Groups/Security/VEG/VEG-PKG-General Meeting-R-L 
amer.yourcompany.com/Groups/Security/VEG/VEG-PKG-ORM-R-L 
amer.yourcompany.com/Groups/Security/VEG/VEG-PKG-PKG Excellence-R-L 
amer.yourcompany.com/Groups/Security/VEG/VEG-PRRegion_OHW_PR-RW-L 
amer.yourcompany.com/Infra/Groups/CIT-AllForestUsers-U 
amer.yourcompany.com/Users/Domain Users 
emea.yourcompany.com/Groups/Distribution/SAN/DL-Guests 


Answer:
 
The AD group in question (UNIX-CompChem-U) was created as a Distribution Group which has never been supported by Centrify. Only Security Groups are supported.
 
Note: Centrify's Zone Provisioning Agent does support Distribution Groups (for provisioning users only).

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