On Mon, Aug 26, 2019 at 01:37:43PM +0000, Charles Hedrick wrote:
After converting a system to sssd with an IPA backend, we found that
cron was not recognizing our users. It appears (based on using lsof to see what .so files
are open) that cron is reading nsswitch.conf at startup, and doesn’t notice the change
when sssd setup adds sss to the user map in nsswitch.conf. Restarting cron fixes it, but
we’ve now got another Ubuntu-specific hack in our Ansible setup script.
This is not specific to RHEL or Ubuntu, this is how libc behaves.
Fedora/RHEL includes 'sss' in nsswitch.conf by default precisely for