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KB-8798: cron job results in warnings in syslog

Authentication Service ,  

1 July,17 at 12:21 AM

Applies to:
All versions of Centrify DirectControl on all Linux platforms 

After a cron job runs the following warning message is written to the syslog file on certain Linux platforms when the cron job runs:

"…Kerberos credentials not found for current user."

This is due to the line
"session include system-auth" in /etc/pam.d/crond causing cron job to open session resulting in GP processing check which fails to find Kerberos credentials as it is not a real login.

Comment out the line 
"session include system-auth" in /etc/pam.d/crond to prevent cron from attempting this PAM action which is not required and the warning message will cease to be reported.