The AIX resource adapter primarily provides support for the following AIX commands:
mkuser, chuser, rmuser
mkgroup, chgroup, rmgroup
For more information about supported attributes and files, refer to the AIX manual pages for these commands.
The Bourne-compliant shell (sh, ksh) must be used as the root shell when connecting to a UNIX resource (AIX, HP-UX, Solaris, or Linux).
The administrative account that manages AIX accounts must use the English (en) or C locale. This can be configured in the user’s .profile file.
In environments in which NIS is implemented, you can increase performance during bulk provisioning by implementing the following features:
Add an account attribute named user_make_nis to the schema map and use this attribute in your reconciliation or other bulk provisioning workflow. Specifying this attribute causes the system to bypass the step of connecting to the NIS database after each user update on the resource.
To write the changes to the NIS database after all provisioning has completed, create a ResourceAction named NIS_password_make in the workflow.
Do not use control characters (for example, 0x00, 0x7f) in user passwords.