about IDM with AIX issue
i have a partner that feedback IDM have a problem. they want to use IDM to sync AIX's password but AIX's password length over 8 bytes will cause user only input 8 bytes will pass login. they find docuement as following url. they follow this
I think you will need to try and clarify this.
The Linux/Unix driver, which supports AIX, uses what amounts to a scripting driver on the AIX box that calls AIX commands against the local password files.
So, are you running in NIS, files, NIS+ or pam_ldap (which in AIX is lam not pam, I think).
I would suggest you consider using Pam LDAP (or LAM in the AIX case) to allow logins on AIX direct against eDir. Simpler.
eDir supports longer than 8 char passwords. I was pretty sure AIX uses longer than 8 char passwords (unless you are very ancient).
So where do you think the issue resides?
I don't have experience with this driver, but I can confirm, that many AIX implementations still use 8-characters long password (for backward compatibility)
Prior to AIX 5.3 TL7 and AIX 6.1, there was an 8 character limit on AIX user passwords. If you need passwords of greater than 8 characters then you must enable one of the supplied Loadable Password Algorithms (LPAs). The following table lists the available algorithms and the limitations of each:
I didn't trained IAM before so not sure how to enable one of the supplied Loadable Password Algorithms (LPAs)? Does have any docuement for this and thanks.
>I didn't trained IAM before so not sure how to enable one of the supplied Loadable Password Algorithms (LPAs)?
I don't think, that changes of internal critical AIX settings are the task for IDM consulter, but at the same time I know, that many of "similar" critical tasks always left for "external consultants" (as internal folks don't feel comfortable to touch critical settings).
Anyway, I will provide a couple of links below
Howto to enable the MD5 algorithm, from AIX blog:
P.S. I have absolutely no experience in AIX management and support
i am new blood of this field so i didn't know PAM can use on AIX. But you sure IAM can support more than 8 char password so how to config it? Thanks
PAM also available on AIX
From my experience, AIX systems play a "critical" role in the organization and AIX support team decline any configuration changes without IBM approval.