Linux Agent ignores group permission
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Linux Agent ignores group permission


Article ID: 91782


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CA Automic Workload Automation - Automation Engine


Linux Agent of Versions 12.1.0 and 12.1.1 for product CA Automic Workload Automation ignore group permission. Users that only have access to files via group run into permission denied errors.
This happens during file transfers or file events, but could also occur otherwise.
Steps to reproduce:
  • Create a login object with user X
  • Create a directory where user X only has access via group permissions
  • Try to execute a file transfer from this directory
  • The JOBS will abend with a permission denied error.


Release: Automic Workload Automation 12.1, 12.0

Component: Agent Unix


This is due to a Bug in the Versions 12.1.0 and 12.1.1 for product CA Automic Workload Automation component Agent Linux.


Workaround possibilities:
- use an agent of earlier main versions. Version 12.0.X Agents have been verified to work.
- permit the user directly or permit others (chmod 777) to access the file

Automation Engine 12.2.0 - Available

Automation Engine 12.1.2 - Available

Public short description EN:
File transfer with Unix agent fails despite adequate permissions via supplementary groups setting

Public description EN:
A problem has been fixed where file transfers from or to Unix agent fail with permission denied, even if the supplementary group setting of the file transfer user allows access to the resource.