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KB-6693: "root@localhost" replaces root as the default root access user

Auditing and Monitoring Service ,   Authentication Service ,  

12 April,16 at 10:31 AM

Applies to: Centrify DirectControl and DirectAudit - All versions

The UNIX/Linux system uses root@localhost instead of root for all jobs and inquiries that need root causing job failures and system access issues.

root@localhost is getting stuck in cache. Usually clearing cache will correct the issue but if it comes back, the root@localhost user may have been created manually or there is a reference to it in the crontab.

Remove the manually created user or rename the manually created entry in the crontab from root@localhost to root or remove the entry if not needed.

Caches to clear:

nscd -i hosts -> for clearing nscd cache
daflush -f -> for clearing DirectAudit cache
adflush -f -> for clearing DirectControl cache