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Active Directory users not made member of Local Network group

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Jun 26, 2013 9:19 AM

Hi all,


I've just done a clean install from 10.6 Server to 10.8.4.


The issue I seem to be having is a mismatch between what Groups in is reporting as members (who happen to be users or groups from our Active Directory domains) of a Local Network group and what dseditgroup reports as members of the same network.


The Setup:


In Groups in under Local Network Group I have created a group call "AccessServer"

Members in that group are:
     - AD-Domain User Group (so should be all users in the domain)

     - MacOS X "netaccounts" group (again, should capture all users that connect through the network I've used this in the past/10.6 very handy)

     - AD User 1

     - AD User 2

     - AD User 3


The Server is bound to the AD Domain, All-Domains is not selected and a Search Path is added for each Domain needed and set at the top of the search order.


The Behaviour:


AD User 1 can access AFP and other services as expected.

AD User 2 and 3 cannot.

Another user within AD-Domain User Group or netaccounts can access AFP and other services as expected

Yet other users within AD-Domain User Group or netaccounts cannot



If I REMOVE AD User 1 (a working user) *and* the AD Domain Group and netaccounts Group.  I can still login with that account!




I tried checking group membership with dseditgroup, the results match the behaviour, not the setup.


>dseditgroup -o checkmember -m ADUser1 accessserver

yes ADUser1 is a member of accessserver
>dseditgroup -o checkmember -m ADUser2 accessserver

no ADUser2 is NOT member of accessserver

>dseditgroup -o checkmember -m ADDomainUser/netacc accessserver

yes ADDomainUser/netacc is a member of accessserver

>dseditgroup -o checkmember -m n accessserver

no ADUser2 is NOT member of accessserver


When non-member users try to connect I get a message in the logs of (IP/DNS values anonymized):

2013-06-25 3:04:36.794 PM sshd[5217]: error: PAM: authentication error for illegal user ----- from via x.x.


I get the same results even after removing the user from the Groups screen!


Failed Solutions

- As we are a large AD I've tried specifying specific Active Direcotry servers that might better be able to find the users in question and authenticate.

- I've let the system just sit, in hopes delayed replication would solve the problem overnight.

- I've deleted and recreated the groups.

XServe (Late 2009), OS X Server, 10.8.4


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