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       NoAuth - Disables authorization checking


       The NoAuth file, if present in a server machine’s
       /var/lib/openafs/local directory, indicates to the AFS server processes
       running on the machine that it is not necessary to perform
       authorization checking. They perform any action for any user who logs
       into the machine’s local file system or issues a remote command that
       affects the machine’s AFS server functioning, such as commands from the
       AFS command suites. Because failure to check authorization exposes the
       machine’s AFS server functionality to attack, there are normally only
       two circumstances in which the file is present:

       ·   During installation of the machine, as instructed in the IBM AFS
           Quick Beginnings.

       ·   During correction of a server encryption key emergency, as
           discussed in the IBM AFS Administration Guide.

       In all other circumstances, the absence of the file means that the AFS
       server processes perform authorization checking, verifying that the
       issuer of a command has the required privilege.

       Create the file in one of the following ways:

       ·   By issuing the bosserver initialization command with the -noauth
           flag, if the Basic OverSeer (BOS) Server is not already running.

       ·   By issuing the bos setauth command with off as the value for the
           -authrequired argument, if the BOS Server is already running.

       To remove the file, issue the bos setauth command with "on" as the
       value for the -authrequired argument.

       The file’s contents, if any, are ignored; an empty (zero-length) file
       is effective.


       bos_setauth(8), bosserver(8)


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