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KB-7835:What happens to the Centrify environment if the machine where the administrator console resides goes down?Will Centrify still function?

Centrify DirectControl ,  

16 January,17 at 10:31 PM

Applies to:
Centrify Direct Control only and not Direct Audit

Question:
What happens to the Centrify environment if the machine where the administrator console resides goes down? Will Centrify still function?

Answer:

The console is just a window to AD.The console can be installed on any machine(eg: Windows 7 or newer) ,it needs to be a domain member as well.
So as long as the domain is working,Authentication and Privilege Access via Centrify will be working.

If the system was running the Zone Provisioning Agent (ZPA) service no provisioning will be done automatically through adding or removing users from AD groups used for provisioning.

The ZPA process can be setup on an alternate member server to enable this provisioning again.

(Note:There are other considerations not addressed in this KB if DirectAudit is in use.)
 

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