User and group managed through LDAP/AD/Centrify

I used the habitat examples as a base to build a package. Got it build, very simple through studio. The docs say that a default account:gorup hab:hab should work. I added the user and group but can’t get it past the errors reporting user unknown or group unknown. That’s with a rebuild package running native in the studio (hab start …hart). More importantly, my account policy says that I can’t have local accounts - how does the tool make use of accounts that are managed centrally? specifying them in pkg_svc_user and pkg_svc_group does not resolve either. BTW, using root:root reports group problem. Naming another group that is in /etc/group reports that the group does not exist.