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KB-7104: Changes made to Centrify-managed local users do not take effect when ADUC or ADSI Edit is used

30 June,16 at 03:50 PM

Applies to: 

Centrify Server Suite 2016 and later (DirectControl 5.3.0+). 


The admanagelocal command does not reload local user information after updating local user attributes through AD Users and Computers or ADSI Edit. 
[root@centos67 ~]# admanagelocal -u -l all
TestLocaluser1:x:55555:55555:Test Local:/home/testlocaluser1:/bin/bash:enabled
[root@centos67 ~]# admanagelocal -R
[root@centos67 ~]# admanagelocal -u -l all
TestLocaluser1:x:55555:55555:Test Local:/home/testlocaluser1:/bin/bash:enabled


The admanagelocal -R option checks the local user's container's time stamp for changes. If the time stamp is the same as that of cache, it uses cached data instead. 
When a field is edited through ADUC or ADSI Edit, the container's time stamp is unchanged. Because of this, admanagelocal uses cached data. 


Please use Access Manager or adedit to update local users' information. 
'admangelocal -R -p -f' can also be used to force it to read from AD. 
For example: 
[root@centos67 ~]# admanagelocal -u -l all
TestLocaluser1:x:55555:55556:Test Local:/home/testlocaluser1:/bin/bash:enabled
[root@centos67 ~]# admanagelocal -R -p -f
[root@centos67 ~]# admanagelocal -u -l all
TestLocaluser1:x:88888:88888:Test Local:/home/testlocaluser1:/bin/bash:enabled