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How to solve the "Access Denied" for Celladmin User (Doc ID 1428394.1)

Last updated on JULY 31, 2019

Applies to:

Exadata Database Machine X2-2 Hardware - Version All Versions and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


When signing on the Exadata Storage cell as the <CELLADMIN_USER> user, you may experience an access denied error. As the <ROOT_USER> user on the same storage cell, you are able to successfully switch user (su) to the <CELLADMIN_USER> user. However, on issuing a "usermod -U <CELLADMIN_USER>" command you may still be unable to signon as <CELLADMIN_USER>

This document describes why you may get an access denied error and how to resolved this.


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