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yosial 10-28-2008 09:32 PM

Authentication service cannot retrieve authentication info - for new user
 
Hi,

I created a new user on ubuntu. I edited the /etc/passwd and /etc/group

When I try to login to the user, I get this error

root@yosi-desktop:/etc# su - oracle
su: Authentication service cannot retrieve authentication info.

What do I miss? Other users on the system don't have this problem.


Thanks,
Yosi

klearview 10-28-2008 10:27 PM

What exact steps did you take to create a new user? Normal ways (i.e. using 'adduser' utility) do not require manual editing of /etc/passwd or /etc/group.

yosial 10-29-2008 12:30 AM

edited /etc/shadow
 
I found the problem - I had to edit the /etc/shadow file. It works fine now. Thanks


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