Installation Verification

After you install Privilege Management for Unix and Linux, you should use the pbbench utility to identify any Privilege Management for Unix and Linux configuration, file permission, and network problems. pbbench reads and verifies the settings in the Privilege Management for Unix and Linux configuration file on the machine on which it is run. The pbbench utility uses system information, such as that found in /etc/services and /etc/hosts and/or NIS, to verify the information in the settings file.

The pbbench output can consist of informational, warning, and error messages. By default, this output appears on the monitor. It can be redirected to a file other than standard error using the command:

pbbench > filename
pbbench > pbbench.output

Only root users can run pbbench because it is treated as an administration program. By default, pbbench is installed in the /usr/local/bin directory.

To verify an installation using pbbench, do the following:

  1. Start pbbench by executing the following command:
    pbbench -V
  2. If the utility does not report any warnings or errors, then the installation is complete. If pbbench returns warnings or errors, then identify and correct the problems, and rerun pbbench. Repeat this process until there are no problems.

An error inhibits Privilege Management for Unix and Linux functionality, but a warning may or may not. All errors must be corrected, but it is only necessary to correct those warnings that affect Privilege Management for Unix and Linux operation.

  1. If you are unable to correct the problems, contact BeyondTrust Technical Support.

For more detailed information regarding pbbench, see Privilege Management for Unix and Linux Administration Programs in the Privilege Management for Unix and Linux System Administration Guide.