When trying to login/fetch user information from a RHEL machine joined to AD getting error " kinit : Client not found in Kerberos database"

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  • On AD joined RHEL machine, you receive the errors below when running the id and kinit command.
[root@localhost ~]# id adusernme
id: adusername: no such user
[root@localhost ~]# kinit -kt  'HOSTNAME$'
kinit: Client not found in Kerberos database while getting initial credentials


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux
  • Active Directory
  • Domain

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