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5.10. authconfig

Updated authconfig packages that fix multiple bugs and add two enhancements are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
The authconfig packages provide a command line utility and a GUI application that can configure a workstation to be a client for certain network user information and authentication schemes, and other user information and authentication related options.

Bug Fixes

Prior to this update, SSSD configuration files failed to parse if the files were not correctly formatted. As a consequence, the authconfig utility could abort unexpectedly. With this update, the error is correctly handled, the configuration file is backed up, and a new file is created.
Prior to this update, the man page "authconfig(8)" referred to non-existing obsolete configuration files. This update modifies the man page to point to configuration files that are currently modified by authconfig.
Prior to this update, a deprecated "krb_kdcip" option was set instead of the "krb5_server" option when the SSSD configuration was updated. This update modifies the SSSD configuration setting to use the "krb5_server" option to set the Kerberos KDC server address.
Prior to this update, the authconfig command always returned the exit value "1" when the "--savebackup" option was used, due to handling of nonexisting configuration files on the system. With this update, the exit value is "0" if the configuration backup succeeds even if some configuration files which can be handled by authconfig, are not present on the system.


Prior to this update, the authconfig utility did not support the SSSD configuration with the IPA backend. This update allows to join an IPAv2 domain with the system via the ipa-client-install command.
With this update, the nss_sss module is also used in the "services" entry of the nsswitch.conf file when configuring this file.
All users of authconfig are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which fix these bugs and add these enhancements.