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KB-9281: Running a dzdo Command and Entering a Good Password Can Produce an Error: dzdo: pam_open_session: Permission denied

Centrify DirectControl ,  

29 November,17 at 10:52 PM

Problem:
 
Typing in a dzdo command, a user is prompted for the proper password.  If the incorrect password is entered, the user is prompted for the password a second time.  If the password is entered correctly at the second prompt, the following message appears:
 
dzdo: pam_open_session: Permission denied 
dzdo: policy plugin failed session initialization 

Cause:

The dzdo command in Suite 2017 and 2017.1 is built upon stock sudo-1.8.16.  This version of sudo includes code that will enforce a security level and treat the dzdo condition with a previously entered bad password as 'fatal failure'.  Hence the error message is produced.
  
 
Resolution:
  
This issue is resolved in Centrify DirectControl Agent for *NIX release 2017.2

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