After upgrading to RHEL 8.3, systemd responds with "access denied" to various commands.

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Issue

  • After the upgrade of RHEL 8 to RHEL 8.3:

    ...
    Upgrade: systemd-239-40.el8.x86_64
    ...
    Upgraded: systemd-239-13.el8.x86_64
    
  • Systemd answers Access denied to multiple commands:

    # systemctl status sshd
    Failed to get properties: Access denied
    # systemctl daemon-reexec
    Failed to reload daemon: Access denied
    # systemctl start postfix
    Failed to start postfix.service: Access denied
    See system logs and 'systemctl status postfix.service' for details
    

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise 8
  • systemd

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