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KB-7002: Unable to Connect to a Local DB2 database as a user in /etc/passwd

21 June,16 at 05:18 PM

Applies to: All version of Centrify Suite with DB2.


Unable to authenticate into a DB2 instance when passing in a user ID and password that is located in the /etc/passwd file. AD accounts work and local accounts work when not passing in the user ID and password.

The parameters in the /etc/pam.d/centrifydc_db2userpass file are formatted incorrectly.  The format should be changed from:

auth required service=system-auth
auth required
account required service=system-auth


auth include system-auth
auth required
account include system-auth

After making this change, please restart adclient and 
then re-try the DB2 authentication with the user ID and password for a user in the /etc/passwd file again.