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KB-5797: Failed logins on AIX WPAR after fresh install

12 April,16 at 11:46 AM

Applies to versions of Centrify DirectControl on AIX WPAR before 5.1.3


After a fresh install of Centrify on an AIX WPAR, logins are failing with an error reflecting the following:

root# clogin lstw221 
3004-619 Security method "CENTRIFYDC" could not be loaded.


Logs show the following:

  Problem accessing /usr/lib/security/methods.cfg

Looking at this file on the system results in the following:

root@lstw221:/# ls -l /usr/lib/security/methods.cfg
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root system 27 Jul 17 15:13 /usr/lib/security/methods.cfg -> /etc/centrifydc/methods.cfg
root@lstw221:/# ls -l /etc/centrifydc/methods.cfg
ls: 0653-341 The file /etc/centrifydc/methods.cfg does not exist.

During the installation of 5.0.2, a copy of /etc/methods.cfg is created as: 

This is visible to all WPARs so when we call the function for interoperating with WPARs (fix_wpar); on each WPAR we are supposed to copy the file from the above location to /etc/centrifydc/methods.cfg, but this fails. This is a known issue. 


If the WPAR has /etc/centrifydc/methods.cfg missing after the install, it should be copied from /usr/share/centrifydc/wpar/etc/centrifydc. This should be copied BEFORE doing an adjoin.


This was resolved in Suite 2014 (5.1.3).