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Old 12-04-2009, 05:25 AM   #1
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Exclamation user login


Hi Friends,

I have a query about non-interactive login..

I want to add a user "test" with non-interactive login.
Step: useradd -s /sbin/nologin test
passwd test
--
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Now I want to #su test

But I am getting the below error.
"This account is currently not available" message.

I have also make some changes in /etc/security/access.conf file but no luck. How can we do this???

testisallow console logins to all but a few accounts.
#
#-:ALL EXCEPT wheel shutdown sync:LOCAL
#
# Disallow non-local logins to privileged accounts (group wheel).
#
#-:wheel:ALL EXCEPT LOCAL .win.tue.nl


Thanks-
 
Old 12-04-2009, 05:30 AM   #2
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it's because test account has default shell /usr/bin/nologin (also can be /sbin/nologin) or something like that, which produces that message and then exits.
to change shell permanently:
Code:
chsh -s /bin/sh test
. run
Code:
su -s /bin/sh test
to login under test once with shell /bin/sh (a safer way, if you aren't planning to use test later permanently).

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Old 12-04-2009, 05:47 AM   #3
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Actually I want to su from that user test permanently. I have heard about that I have to make some changes in profile file, but I don't know exactly, any more idea??
 
Old 12-04-2009, 05:56 AM   #4
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in that case you can do chsh as i specified. does that help?
 
Old 12-04-2009, 06:04 AM   #5
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That will change the shell but I don't want to change the shell.
 
Old 12-04-2009, 06:09 AM   #6
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then i know only one solution-specify -s with su everytime. because if there is "nologin" shell on account, this account cannot do anything.
 
  


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