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I deleted the local account and recreated it. I set the password and then log into the server through a putty session without a problem, but when i get to the point where i enter the current UNIX password i get the same authentication failure?
Also are you using a simple password like "password" or "changeme" ? I never used SUSE so I do not know if it is the same but red hat would reject that, although the error message would be "Password too simple".
They were able to change their password through putty logged in as the user they are changing the password on. Very odd. The only thing i can think of is when the local account password expired and the user tried to change it they used the same password which could have caused a problem in PAM?? I'm talking out of my A$$ at this point.
I typed that correctly, the user was able to change their password through a putty session. Now they cannot. I think the password expired and when they went to change it they used the same password. They have to use the same password its for a account they use to scan the server. I increased the max # of days for the same password and am having them change their password from my console.