Running jobs as user with nologin
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Running jobs as user with nologin


Article ID: 277336


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CA Automic Workload Automation - Automation Engine CA Automic One Automation


What are the requirements for running a job in a Linux or UNIX agent when the user has nologin specified (no password)?


Release: 12.3, 21.0


The following requirements must be met in order for this to work:

  • OS requirements:
    • The nologin user must have a home directory
  • Agent requirements:
    • The agent must be at 12.3.9 HF1 if on 12.3.9, and 21.0.4 HF1 or higher if on 21.0.
    • The agent binary must still be owned by root and have 4755 for permissions
    • allow_nologin_shell must be set to Y in the agent's ini file
    • login_check must be set to no in the agent's ini file
  • Automic system requirements:
    • ANONYMOUS_JOB must be set to "Y" in the agent's UC_HOSTCHAR_* variable in client 0
  • The following must be chosen for the shell on the job's UNIX page:
    Bourne-Again-Shell; non-login shell (bash)