su to NIS user fails with error 3004-503 cannot set process credentials.

Error description

su to NIS user fails with error 3004-503 cannot set
process creditials. This happens when system is upgraded
to 6.1 Tl09 SP01
Local fix
Problem summary

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* USERS AFFECTED:
* Systems running the 6100-09 Technology Level with
* bos.rte.security at the 6.1.9.0 or 6.1.9.1 level.
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*PROBLEM DESCRIPTION:
Switching to a NIS user using the ‘su’ command will fail with:  3004-503 cannot set process creditials.

This only affects customers using NIS (Network Information Service).
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* RECOMMENDATION:
* Install APAR IV53944.
* Prior to fix availability, an interim fix is available from
* either
* ftp://aix.software.ibm.com/aix/ifixes/iv53944/
* https://aix.software.ibm.com/aix/ifixes/iv53944/
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Problem conclusion

In the processing of NIS user credentials, the logic to find
stale cached records has been corrected so that the record is
not assigned an invalid pointer.
Temporary fix

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* HIPER *
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Comments

 

APAR information  
APAR number IV53944
Reported component name AIX 610 STD EDI
Reported component ID 5765G6200
Reported release 610
Status CLOSED PER
PE YesPE
HIPER YesHIPER
Submitted date 2014-01-13
Closed date 2014-01-27
Last modified date 2014-03-28

 

APAR is sysrouted FROM one or more of the following:

IV53884

IBM Systems Magazine – How-to Install IBM Systems Director V6.3

Here is a link to a great article on installing IBM System Director V6.3 in Step By Step format.

IBM Systems Magazine – How-to Install IBM Systems Director V6.3 | AIX | IBM Systems Magazine | System p, System p5, Power System | IBM Systems Director, Systems Director 6.3, Jaqui Lynch, installation, Tivoli.