Kerberos authentication doesn't work through linux satellite

  • 7012429
  • 17-May-2013
  • 30-Jan-2014


Novell ZENworks Configuration Management 11.2 Authentication


ZENworks Adaptive Agent (ZAA) configured to authenticate against Linux-based Satellite Server.
Username/password authentication is working.
Smartcard authentication fails.


This is fixed in version 11.2.4 - see KB 7012027 "ZENworks Configuration Management 11.2.4 - update information and list of fixes" which can be found at

Workaround: use Windows-based Satellite Server instead.


Linux server code was not setting up JVM options to locate casa-jaas.conf and krb5.conf files.
This was causing the service not to load the configuration.