Re: nvsec_admin problem
I am rather uncleear about your problem or exactly what you tried to do to
Once you have security on, you use nvauth to get in. Is that what you
There are ways to turn security off again.
Here's one from an old append.
>>Here is the best way to turn off security when you find yourself unable
log any user in. You might find other reasons that appeal to you too.
1. /usr/OV/install/tools/secutil -off (manipulates the flag in the conf
2. /usr/OV/bin/nvsecd -Q (leaves all daemons running except nvsecd)
3. /usr/OV/bin/ovstart nvsecd (ovspmd-aware daemon startup)
Now security is off, and the root user can run /usr/OV/bin/nvsec_admin to
diagnose user setup errors.
A similar procedure can subsequently be used to turn security back on.
1. /usr/OV/install/tools/secutil -on
Note: This procedure should not be used casually while EUI's are
operating. It will cause NetView security to lose knowledge of all logged
in users. Subsequent use of security-conscious commands will result in
failure of those commands, until the user logs in again, which can be done
in the foreground xterm that started the EUI, via command line
Another thing you could do to turn it off again is edit the security file
You can disable security in file /usr/OV/security/conf/sec.conf.
You can set SECURITY_LEVEL_FLAG=OFF.
Hope this helps
Tivoli (NetView for UNIX) L3 Support
Steve Pirollo <spirollo AT SUNGARD DOT COM> on 05/21/99 11:09:02 PM
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Subject: nvsec_admin problem
I am looking for a little help. Today I was in nvsec_admin and created
I then turned Security "ON".
My ID is not working and I cannot get in to either fix the ID or turn
checking OFF. I cannot get in via the Web pages or via netview.