[CentOS] CentOS Stream 8 sssd.service failing part of sssd-common-2.8.1-1.el8.x86_64 baseos package

Fri Dec 30 11:06:13 UTC 2022
Jelle de Jong <jelledejong at powercraft.nl>

On 12/27/22 22:55, Gordon Messmer wrote:
> On 2022-12-25 07:44, Jelle de Jong wrote:
>> A recent update of the sssd-common-2.8.1-1.el8.x86_64 package is 
>> causing sssd.service systemctl failures all over my CentosOS machines.
> ...
>> [sssd] [confdb_expand_app_domains] (0x0010): No domains configured, 
>> fatal error! 
> Were you previously using sssd?  Or is the problem merely that it is now 
> reporting an error starting a service that you don't use?
> Are there any files in /etc/sssd/conf.d, or does /etc/sssd/sssd.conf 
> exist?  If so, what are the contents of those files?
> What are the contents of /usr/lib/systemd/system/sssd.service?
> If you run "journalctl -u sssd.service", are there any log entries older 
> than the package update?

I got a monitoring system for failing services and I sudenly started 
getting dozens of notifications for all my CentOS systems that sssd was 
failing. This is after the sssd package updates, causing this 
regression. SSSD services where not really in use but some of the common 
libraries are used.

# systemctl status sssd
● sssd.service - System Security Services Daemon
    Loaded: loaded (/usr/lib/systemd/system/sssd.service; enabled; 
vendor preset: enabled)
    Active: failed (Result: exit-code) since Sat 2022-12-24 06:14:10 
UTC; 6 days ago
Condition: start condition failed at Fri 2022-12-30 11:02:01 UTC; 4s ago
            ├─ ConditionPathExists=|/etc/sssd/sssd.conf was not met
            └─ ConditionDirectoryNotEmpty=|/etc/sssd/conf.d was not met
  Main PID: 3953157 (code=exited, status=4)

Warning: Journal has been rotated since unit was started. Log output is 
incomplete or unavailable.
# ls -halt /etc/sssd/conf.d/
total 8.0K
drwx--x--x. 2 sssd sssd 4.0K Dec  8 13:08 .
drwx------. 4 sssd sssd 4.0K Dec  8 13:08 ..
# ls -halZ /etc/sssd/conf.d/
total 8.0K
drwx--x--x. 2 sssd sssd system_u:object_r:sssd_conf_t:s0 4.0K Dec  8 13:08 .
drwx------. 4 sssd sssd system_u:object_r:sssd_conf_t:s0 4.0K Dec  8 
13:08 ..
# ls -halZ /etc/sssd/sssd.conf
ls: cannot access '/etc/sssd/sssd.conf': No such file or directory

# journalctl -u sssd.service --lines 100000
-- Logs begin at Mon 2022-12-26 22:15:31 UTC, end at Fri 2022-12-30 
11:05:26 UTC. --
-- No entries --

Kind regards,

Jelle de Jong