Evening, Came across a problem where a cron job I had setup last night seemed not to run. On further investigation, I noticed FreeIPA must be pushing a policy that block cron task that adopt a different user than the one its set under.
I am certain its FreeIPA related as I have a system that's not enrolled and the task run fine there. Now, this is curiosity sake as I solved the problem using groups, but how would one allow root to schedule a job that run as non root? * 4 * * * williamm /usr/local/bin/some-script.sh Aug 21 14:06:02 muriithi crond: (williamm) FAILED to authorize user with PAM (Permission denied) Aug 21 14:07:01 wmuriithi crond: (williamm) FAILED to authorize user with PAM (Permission denied) Aug 21 14:08:01 wmuriithi crond: (williamm) FAILED to authorize user with PAM (Permission denied) Regards, William
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