Pacemaker failed to start with error "Cluster user hacluster does not exist, aborting Pacemaker startup"

Solution Unverified - Updated -

Issue

  • The Pacemaker daemon sometimes fails to start, logging the following errors:
Feb  3 14:37:00 node1 pacemakerd[3617]:  warning: Could not authorize group with corosync 
Feb  3 14:37:00 node1 pacemakerd[3617]:   notice: Starting Pacemaker 1.1.19-8.el7_6.5 
Feb  3 14:37:00 node1 pacemakerd[3617]:    error: Cluster user hacluster does not exist, aborting Pacemaker startup

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 or 8 (with the High Availability Add-on)

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