After upgrading to SLES15 SP3, SSSD fails to start with WARNING: Module [memberof] not found - do you need to set LDB_MODULES_PATH?

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SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 SP3


After upgrading from SLES15 SP2 to SLES15 SP3, sssd service fails to start.
The following error messages can be seen in the logs:
(2022-08-10 20:48:44): [sssd] [ldb] (0x0010): WARNING: Module [memberof] not found - do you need to set LDB_MODULES_PATH?
(2022-08-10 20:48:44): [sssd] [ldb] (0x0010): Unable to load modules for /var/lib/sss/db/ (null)


1) Update to the latest version of sssd and sssd-common:
zypper up sssd sssd-common
If during the update process a message "Package 'sssd' is not installed" appears, reinstall sssd and sssd-common packages:
zypper in -f sssd sssd-common

2) Also update the system to the latest packages version:
zypper patch
Reboot the system if needed.​​​​​​

Start sssd service:
systemctl start sssd.service

Verify if sssd service is started with:
systemctl status sssd.service


After the upgrade from SLES15 SP2 to SLES15 SP3, ldb, an LDAP-like embedded database where the local cache is stored, is not able to load the required module
The /usr/lib64/ldb2/modules/ldb/ module is included in sssd-common rpm which needs to be updated to the latest version.

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  • Document ID:000020764
  • Creation Date: 14-Sep-2022
  • Modified Date:14-Sep-2022
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

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