Should the CHKUSR utility read the value of the 'oscomponent.auth.pam.svc' statement from the agentparm.txt file?

Document ID : KB000049364
Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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Description:

The CHKUSR utility was run from the command line outside of the Agent, without the pam_service argument defined; then instead of using the service name from the oscomponent.auth.pam.svc statement in the agentparm.txt file, it used the default login name.

Solution:

The CHKUSR utility was run from the command line outside of the Agent, without the pam_service argument defined; then instead of using the service name from the oscomponent.auth.pam.svc statement in the agentparm.txt file, it used the default the login name.

This utility, if running standalone (i.e. with no connection to the Agent), did not read the content of the agentparm.txt file. As such it is expected for one to use either explicitly defined service name or the default login if the pam_service argument was omitted.

The value from the oscomponent.auth.pam.svc would be read only if the instruction to launch the CHKUSR utility had come from the scheduler's submitted job, i.e. the utility was executed by the Agent.