8.7 Changing the NCS Proxy User Assignment in the NCS_Management_Group

When you configure a cluster, the NCS_Management group is created in the Cluster object container. The group contains the user that you specify for the NCS Proxy User on the Proxy User Configuration page as described in Step 3 in Section 5.5.5, Configuring a New Cluster:

The specified user is automatically added as a member of the NCS_Management group. If you specify the OES Common Proxy User, each nodes’ OES Common Proxy User is added to the group.

If the OES Common Proxy User is disabled in eDirectory for a node, the LDAP Admin automatically replaces that user in the NCS_Management_Group.

You can modify the users assigned as the NCS Proxy User by using the /opt/novell/ncs/install/ncs_install.py script. You are prompted for the distinguished user name and password for the user that you want to assign. The specified user is added to the NCS_Management group, and the old user is removed from the group.

  1. Log in to the server as the root user, then open a terminal console.

  2. At the console prompt, enter

    /opt/novell/ncs/install/ncs_install.py -l -u

    In addition, you can change other configurations by providing a configuration file (such as /root/ncs.conf) to the above command. You must create the file and its content before issuing the command. For example:

    /opt/novell/ncs/install/ncs_install.py -l -f /root/ncs.conf -u
  3. When you are prompted, provide the comma-delimited distinguished name of the user to be assigned to the NCS_Management group, such as

  4. When you are prompted, provide the password for the user you specified.