CRS Cannot Start if the Owner Group Has Been Deleted from /etc/group (Doc ID 855262.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 12, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 10.2.0.1 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
It's related CRS


Symptoms

The customer cannot restart CRS stack after the node reboots.

The crs logs show:

[ OCRAPI][1]a_is_valid_user_group: Groupname [AAA] not in group database
[ OCRAPI][1]a_is_valid_user_group: scls ret [27] slos SLOS error information: Category: [5] Operation: [add_group_name] Location: [getgrnam] Other: [AAA] Dep: [0]]
[ OCRAPI][1]a_create_key: THE SECURITY ATTRIBUTE PASSED is invalid user [root] group [AAA]
2009-07-05 11:00:00.613: [ CRSOCR][1]32OCR api rocr_create_key failed for key
SYSTEM.crs.versions.config_versions. OCR error code = 27 OCR error msg: PROC-27: Error in authentication layer Authentication error [SLOS error
information: Category: [5] Operation: [add_group_name] Location: [getgrnam] Other: [AAA] Dep: [0]] [1] [ default][1]Error in writing config version to OCR

 

Changes

The OS group which contained the user who installed/created CRS and OCR was removed from /etc/group.

Cause

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