Using UNIX commands

This following table summarizes the most commonly used Centrify command line programs.

Command Location Description



Performs operating system, network, and Active Directory tests to verify a computer meets the system requirements for a successful installation. For example, the script runs the adcheck program.



Starts the adedit application for interactive commands or running scripts For more information about the adedit application, see Using ADEdit.



Clears the computer’s agent cache. Use this after you have made changes to Active Directory accounts to remove and replace the previous values.



Retrieves group policies from the Active Directory domain controller and applies the policy settings to the local computer and current user immediately. If you do not use the command, group policies are automatically updated at a random interval between 90 and 120 minutes.



Displays summary or detailed diagnostic information for the managed computer.



Joins the local computer to an Active Directory domain, organizational unit and zone.



Removes the local computer from the Active Directory domain.



Changes the Active Directory account password for the current user or a specified user.



Queries Active Directory for information about users and groups.



Displays information about the effective rights and roles for the current login account.



Enables you to run privileged commands as root or another user.

Some UNIX commands require you to be logged on as root or as a user with root privileges. Other commands allow different operations or return different results if you are logged on as root. For the complete list of Centrify command line programs you can run on Linux and UNIX computers, see the Administrator’s Guide for Linux and UNIX. For detailed information about the options available for any command, see the man page for that command.