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Old 01-20-2014, 03:10 AM   #1
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kde desktop lock screen


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i have stuck in a problem. i am using centos5 with kde as desktop manager. it's LDAP configured in my environment. user entered wrong password by mistake and his password got locked in LDAP. Is there any procedure to remove lock screen of that logged in user through root account? if it is there then without unlocking it from LDAP or reseting his password, using root account i can unlock his screen (remove his locked screen).
 
Old 01-20-2014, 09:52 AM   #2
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Hi,
i have stuck in a problem. i am using centos5 with kde as desktop manager. it's LDAP configured in my environment. user entered wrong password by mistake and his password got locked in LDAP. Is there any procedure to remove lock screen of that logged in user through root account? if it is there then without unlocking it from LDAP or reseting his password, using root account i can unlock his screen (remove his locked screen).
If you can already log in as root, why don't you just reset their password, and remove the lock from another machine?
 
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If you can already log in as root, why don't you just reset their password, and remove the lock from another machine?
i dont want to reset his password. i want to remove his lock screen. could you tell me how can i achieve this task?
 
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i dont want to reset his password. i want to remove his lock screen. could you tell me how can i achieve this task?
I did: you reset his password, which will then remove the password lock for the user, and let them log in. Otherwise, you can TRY to SSH into the box (if it's even enabled), and kill the process. Which is again, pointless, since the user will STILL have a locked LDAP password, and won't be able to log in/unlock the screen again later, until you actually resolve the ORIGINAL PROBLEM, which is a locked account.
 
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