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The Photon operating system must not have duplicate User IDs (UIDs).


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-258826 PHTN-40-000049 SV-258826r933539_rule Medium
To ensure accountability and prevent unauthenticated access, organizational users must be uniquely identified and authenticated to prevent potential misuse and provide for nonrepudiation.
VMware vSphere 8.0 vCenter Appliance Photon OS 4.0 Security Technical Implementation Guide 2023-10-29


Check Text ( C-62566r933537_chk )
At the command line, run the following command to verify there are no duplicate user IDs present:

# awk -F ":" 'list[$3]++{print $1, $3}' /etc/passwd

If any lines are returned, this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-62475r933538_fix)
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Configure each user account that has a duplicate UID with a unique UID.