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Non-Administrative Tuxedo User Not Able To Execute Tuxedo "tmadmin -r" (Doc ID 2156911.1)

Last updated on MAY 30, 2023

Applies to:

Oracle Tuxedo - Version 12.1.1 to 12.1.1 [Release 12c]
IBM AIX on POWER Systems (64-bit)


The Tuxedo documentation on the usage of the tmadmin -r option states:

The -r option instructs tmadmin to enter the bulletin board as a client instead of as the administrator; in other words, it requests read-only access. This option is useful if you want to leave the administrator slot unoccupied.
Note: If you decide to use this option, however, be aware that you will not get all the information you get by running tmadmin without the -r option. Specifically, tmadmin -r does not report load values for servers running at remote sites.
Only one tmadmin process can be the administrator at a time. When the -r option is specified by a user other than the Oracle Tuxedo administrator and security is turned on, the user is prompted for a password.

Tuxedo currently allows only non-administrative users that have primary groups with 0660 permissions to execute Tuxedo "tmadmin -r" commands.
Tuxedo should ideally also allow those non-administrative users having supplementary groups with 0660 permissions to execute "tmadmin -r" as well. 


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