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Old 05-01-2014, 05:55 AM   #1
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unable to log into firewall via GUI normal user?


When I try to log into users via GUI or firewall via GUI. I am unable to login into the service using my users password. I know it is the correct password. I am able to log in when server boots up and I log in using my user's password. when trying to log into firewall or users using my user password. It goes into a loop. when I put in my user password, it says " sorry that did not work" and goes back to the same login screen. this is a very weird issue, I have never have this problem before. I am running Fedora core 20 64bit. This is a VMware machine running. Once I got installed the first thing I did is disable SELinux and reboot.

The only workaround I tried is to remove password.

passwd -d user and log in change firewall. and then put passwd back in.

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any help is greatly appreciated.
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Old 05-02-2014, 11:16 AM   #2
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So what you do is login to the system as ordinary user.
Then you want to change the firewall rules on this system, there is a GUI for that.
Correct?

When you remove the password, them you can login with your personal username - not root.
Correct?

I can see 3 possibilities here:
1) You need sudo rights to edit firewall but you are not a sudo user.
But then, deleting the password should not help.
2) You edit firewall as root, so you should enter root's password. (Not a very common configuration but could be.) But again, deleting the password should not help.
3) Your password contains some special character that is not recognized correctly.

How do you open that firewall-GUI-login? Menu-entry, "sudo <firewall-gui>" or what?
 
Old 05-02-2014, 11:33 AM   #3
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So what you do is login to the system as ordinary user.
Then you want to change the firewall rules on this system, there is a GUI for that.
Correct?

When you remove the password, them you can login with your personal username - not root.
Correct?

I can see 3 possibilities here:
1) You need sudo rights to edit firewall but you are not a sudo user.
But then, deleting the password should not help.
2) You edit firewall as root, so you should enter root's password. (Not a very common configuration but could be.) But again, deleting the password should not help.
3) Your password contains some special character that is not recognized correctly.

How do you open that firewall-GUI-login? Menu-entry, "sudo <firewall-gui>" or what?

Answer to your first question is Yes,

Answer to your second question is Yes, Not root,

Answer to your third question. I am using GNOME desktop, I click on activities and then click on Firewall. then, It asks for my user password which then goes into a LOOP. FYI, the password does not contain any special characters.

thanks

Last edited by cyberdome; 05-02-2014 at 11:43 AM.
 
Old 05-02-2014, 04:36 PM   #4
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I think I get the issue. Might try gksudo to open the tool.
 
  


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