smt-ncc-sync returns: cannot open file /etc/zypp/credentials.d/NCCcredentials for read: Permission Denied
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Subscription Management Tool (SMT) for SUSE Linux Enterprise 11
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 Service Pack 3 (SLES 11 SP3)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 Service Pack 2 (SLES 11 SP2)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 Service Pack 1 (SLES 11 SP1)
cannot open file /etc/zypp/credentials.d/NCCcredentials for read: Permission Denied
:/etc/zypp/credentials.d # getfacl NCCcredentials
# file: NCCcredentials
# owner: root
# group: root
or some variation of the above listing. The problem is that the smt user and www group need r-x access to the file. This can be fixed by using setfacl to set the correct facls for the NCCcredentials file.
While in the /etc/zypp/credentials.d/ subdirectory run the following commands as root:
setfacl -m user:smt:r-x NCCcredentials
setfacl -m group:www:r-x NCCcredentials
NOTE: On the SLES 12 SP1 Subscription Management Tool the file name is SCCcredentials and not NCCcredentials.
smt-ncc-sync should now run without returning the Permission Denied error.
NOTE: if setfacl returns "Operation not supported" check the entry for the partition contain /etc in the /etc/fstab file. The line must include the acl option:
/dev/disk/by-id/ata-WDC_WD20EARS-00MVWB0_WD-WCAZA1258151-part2 / ext3 acl,user_xattr 1 1
- Document ID:7015483
- Creation Date: 06-Aug-2014
- Modified Date:03-Mar-2020
- Subscription Management Tool
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