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Error: Could not request certificate: Invalid group: 636

asked 2014-05-05 16:03:41 -0600

jathon0815 gravatar image

updated 2014-05-05 16:37:24 -0600

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I'm getting this error when I run a freshly installed puppet agent:

root@test:~ # /opt/csw/bin/puppet agent --no-daemonize --verbose --onetime --waitforcert 60
Info: Caching certificate for ca
Error: Could not request certificate: Invalid group: 636

I've checked various directory permissions on the agent's filesystem and on the master's as well. Done more than a few web searches as well. I'm not able to come up with anything that helps. Anyone out there have any pointers that could help me?

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Thanks for the comments, spuder. You got me started in the right direction. Looks like someone had put the puppet user in gid 636 in the /etc/passwd file and I didn't catch that upon my initial look at the file. I've corrected the entry and all is happier in my puppet land now. Thanks!

jathon0815 gravatar imagejathon0815 ( 2014-05-05 18:22:53 -0600 )edit

I've converted my comment into an answer.

spuder gravatar imagespuder ( 2014-05-06 00:31:12 -0600 )edit

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answered 2014-05-05 16:39:52 -0600

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What does `getent group 636` show? Are both machines on LDAP and have identical /etc/passwd files?

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