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Missing setuid permissions


Article ID: 240449


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CA Workload Automation AE


The following error is returned while running commands to control the autosys services (unifstat, unisrvcntr, unicntrl, unishutdown, unifstat, unishutdown, unicycle, unistart ..etc)

$ unifstat

ERROR - Cannot set the effective uid to 0
Please make sure "AUTOSYS_CSUTILS/bin/assrvc" has Set-Uid permissions.


The error is due to missing required setuid permissions on the file specified


Release : 12.0


From the error, AUTOSYS_CSUTILS is the place "csutils" are installed. The variable is sourced in most of the installations by default.

In case it is not found, check the path "$AUTOSYS/csutils". The file "assrvc" is under $AUTOSYS_CSUTILS/bin/. The file must have special permission (set-uid) with the ownership under root.

-rwsr-xr-x. 1 root root 123112 Nov 29  2020 /opt/CA/WorkloadAutomationAE/autosys/csutils/bin/assrvc