"who am i" Reports root instead of the original user after doing "su -" (Doc ID 1524695.1)

Last updated on DECEMBER 01, 2016

Applies to:

Solaris Operating System - Version 9 GA to 11.3 [Release 9.0 to 11.0]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

After logging in to a system as a user, then "su -" to root, the "who am i" command reports root instead of the user.
Also, the device shows as /dev/syscon:

Cause

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