Tech Tip - CA Privileged IdentityManager: How to get canonical hostname on UNIX

Discussion created by Toshiyuki_Hatakeyama Employee on Jul 21, 2016

CA Privileged Identity Manager Tech Tips by Toshiyuki Hatakeyama, Principal Support Engineer for 07/21/2016.


CA Privileged Identity Manager(a.k.a CA PIM) use canonical name for control. for example, TERMINAL class or network class.

PIM get canonical host name by OS name resolution.  on Windows 'ping -a hostname' command can provide canonical name.  But on UNIX, ping command does not have -a option.


You can use sehostinf which is internal utility.  This command returns canonical hostname simple.



  /opt/CA/AccessControl/lbin/sehostinf -n hostname