#4372 Cluster webmin users synchronization

sync (1)
Lee Simmons

We have a central server that is used to manage webmin users and groups across all other servers but have encountered an error when trying to update or add users via the synchronize button (on Webmin Cluster Servers). We have recently had 2 servers added to our list that run version 1.670 and when trying to update users and groups get the following errors:

Adding users - Error: acl::create_user failed : Can't use string ("ARRAY(0x7c9ddb0)") as an ARRAY ref while "strict refs" in use at /usr/libexec/webmin/acl/acl-lib.pl line 469.

Adding groups - Error: acl::create_group failed : Can't use string ("GROUP") as a symbol ref while "strict refs" in use at /usr/libexec/webmin/acl/acl-lib.pl line 1002.

I have corrected the group problem courtesy of ticket 4344 but have been unsuccessful in my attempts to fix the user add error.

Any help is much appreciated.


  • Jamie Cameron

    Jamie Cameron - 2014-02-05
    • status: open --> closed-fixed
  • Jamie Cameron

    Jamie Cameron - 2014-02-05

    Try upgrading to Webmin development version 1.675 or later, from http://www.webmin.com/devel.html . It fixes these issues.

  • Lee Simmons

    Lee Simmons - 2014-02-06

    I have downloaded the 1.675 noarch rpm package and upgraded the installed version on the development server and still encounter the problem. Is there something I am missing?

  • Jamie Cameron

    Jamie Cameron - 2014-02-06

    Did you update both systems? And if so, are both errors still happening?

  • Lee Simmons

    Lee Simmons - 2014-02-07

    At this point I have only upgraded the development server for testing before running the upgrade on the production server.

  • Jamie Cameron

    Jamie Cameron - 2014-02-07

    I'd recommend upgrading both, as the fix is needed on both the local and remote systems.


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