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KB-9164: How to prevent unix names from getting truncated

Centrify DirectControl ,  

12 September,17 at 06:51 PM

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

Problem:
AD group names are getting truncated and showing up trimmed in adquery. 

For example in the logs:
base.schema.auto Length of unixname "abc-dc-efg-123-oracleusers_admins_prod" is longer than allowable size, trimming unixname.

Adquery group shows it truncated:
adquery group | grep -i abc-dc-efg-123 *
abc-dc-efg-123-oracleusers_admins:x:555:


Cause:
Centrify has a parameter to set the max size of any unix name to be 33 chars. If the unix name is longer than the allowed size the name will be trimmed to the size specified in the parameter. 

Resolution:
In centrifydc.conf please change auto.schema.max.unix.name.length to a value larger to accept the longer unix names. 

Run
adreload and adflush

For reference:
https://docs.centrify.com/en/css/suite2017.1/centrify-unix-config-guide.pdf

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