Editing configuration settings manually

Many of the group policies are used to modify the parameter values in the authentication service configuration file /etc/centrifydc/centrifydc.conf. When you make changes to a group policy setting, the change is reflected in the /etc/centrifydc/centrifydc.conf file on each joined Linux, UNIX, or Mac OS X computer after the following events:

  • The computer restarts.
  • The computer configuration policies refresh at the next update interval.
  • You run the adgpupdate command.

If you enable Centrify group policies, you do not need to manually edit the configuration parameters in the /etc/centrifydc/centrifydc.conf file. In some rare cases, however, you may find it useful to customize these parameters on a particular computer. For example, you can use configuration parameters to temporarily disable group policies for users, computers, or both, on a computer.

For more information about customizing behavior using the Centrify configuration files and configuration parameters instead of group policies, see the Configuration and Tuning Reference Guide.