PanAgent AD Groups disappear

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PanAgent AD Groups disappear

Hello all,

We have a strange issue.


Suddenly and without any cause the AD users in our PAN device losses the AD groups that they belong to. This is a huge problem cause the security policies configured by groups does not work.


The strange thing is if we force a commit the problem gets temporally solved until in undefined time it happens again.


The PAN agent seems to be working properly. Here I add some tests we made in CLI.

(IP,domain,users and group names had been modified for privacy)

We always get the same answer from this show when it is working and when the problem/issue appears.

admin@FW_VMXXX(active)> show user pan-agent user-IDs

User Name                       Vsys    Groups

------------------------------------------------------------------

domainA\user1                 vsys1   DomainA\user-group1

                                                  DomainA\user-group2

                                                  DomainA\user-group3

                                                  DomainA\user-group4

                                                  DomainA\user-group5

                                                  DomainA\user-group6

domainA\user2                 vsys1   DomainA\user-group1

domainA\user3                 vsys1   DomainA\user-group4


While we have the problem.

admin@FW_VMXXX(active)> show user ip-user-mapping ip 192.168.x.x

IP address:  192.168.x.x

User:        domainA\user1

Ident. By:   AD

Idle Timeout: 2608s

Max. TTL:    2608s

Groups that user belong to (used in policy)

While is working properly we get:

IP address:  192.168.x.x

User:        domainA\user1

Ident. By:   AD

Idle Timeout: 2366s

Max. TTL:    2366s

Groups that user belong to (used in policy)

Group(s):    DomainA\user-group1

     DomainA\user-group2

     DomainA\user-group3

     DomainA\user-group4

     DomainA\user-group5

     DomainA\user-group6

Many thanks in advance.

Albert








L6 Presenter

Re: PanAgent AD Groups disappear

What version of PANOS are you running on the device?

L2 Linker

Re: PanAgent AD Groups disappear

We are running 4.0.1

L7 Applicator

Re: PanAgent AD Groups disappear

Hi Albert

It's best to upgrade to 4.0.3 as soon as possible as 4.0.1 did have some issues with userID matching security policies, these issues were addressed in 4.0.3

regards

Tom

Not applicable

Re: PanAgent AD Groups disappear

We ran into this problem on 4.0.4. Any ideas?

L3 Networker

Re: PanAgent AD Groups disappear

Thought this issue is fix with version 4.03. I hope it did not re-surface with version 4.04.

Part of version 4.03 released note.

[28873] An inconsistency in the user and group mapping database can occur.

L0 Member

Re: PanAgent AD Groups disappear

We are experiencing this same issue in 4.1.1

L3 Networker

Re: PanAgent AD Groups disappear

We had this happen also, we run two different domains in the same forest.  We had found that if they had a drive mapping to the other domain, when authentication took place it confused the pan agent and assigned them to a different AD group.  Once those drive mappings had been removed and the user logged off and back on the problem went away.

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