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SSSD Service Failing with "SSSD is already running" (Doc ID 2361231.1)

Last updated on APRIL 23, 2020

Applies to:

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Version N/A and later
Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 7.4 with Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel [4.1.12] and later
Linux x86-64


Unable to start sssd service and can see following errors:


Jan 26 12:48:54 xxx systemd: Starting System Security Services Daemon...
Jan 26 12:48:54 xxx sssd: SSSD is already running
Jan 26 12:48:54 xxx systemd: sssd.service: main process exited, code=exited, status=2/INVALIDARGUMENT
Jan 26 12:48:54 xxx systemd: Failed to start System Security Services Daemon.
Jan 26 12:48:54 xxx systemd: Unit sssd.service entered failed state.
Jan 26 12:48:54 xxx systemd: sssd.service failed.


(Wed Jan 24 09:58:39:460082 2018) [sssd] [main] (0x0010): pidfile exists at /var/run/
(Wed Jan 24 10:02:07:460441 2018) [sssd] [main] (0x0010): pidfile exists at /var/run/


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