Editing the LAM configuration manually

To manually edit the LAM configuration for AIX computers, you need to add Centrify‑specific information to the /usr/lib/methods.cfg and /etc/security/user files.

In the /usr/lib/methods.cfg file, add the following lines to enable authentication through the Centrify agent and Active Directory:

       program = /usr/lib/security/CENTRIFYDC
       program_64 = /usr/lib/security/CENTRIFYDC64
       options = noprompt

In the /etc/security/user file, you need to change the SYSTEM attribute for your users. The easiest way to do this is to change the SYSTEM attribute in the “default” stanza. For example:


In addition, if any user has an explicit setting for the SYSTEM attribute, you should remove the setting. For example, by default, the root account has an explicit SYSTEM setting, so you should delete this line or comment it out.