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7.6. authconfig

Updated authconfig packages that fix two bugs 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, the authconfig utility used old syntax for configuring the idmap mapping in the smb.conf file when started with the "--smbidmapuid" and "--smbidmapgid" command line options. Consequently, Samba 3.6 ignored the configuration. This update adapts authconfig to use the new syntax of the idmap range configuration so that Samba 3.6 can read it.
Prior to this update, the authconfig utility could write an incomplete sssd.conf file when using the options "--enablesssd" or "--enablesssdauth". As a consequence, the sssd daemon did not start. With this update, authconfig no longer tries to create the sssd.conf file without complete information, and the sssd daemon can now start as expected.
All users of authconfig are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which fix these bugs.