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Old 12-13-2002, 03:13 PM   #1
Electrode
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Question VMware GSX, PAM, and my general incompetence with servers


Hello all. I've spent most of today setting up VMware GSX Server on my WWW/FTP/Samba/NAT/firewall/etc server box, and for the most part I have been successful. The only problem I still have is that I can not get it to authenticate me when I try to log into the web interface or use the remote console. It always says "Username/password invalid" or something to that extent.

I am almost certain that this is because of a problem with PAM. I installed it from source this morning (since Slack 8.1 didn't have it installed by default) because the VMware authentication daemon was linked against it, and pretty much the entire application depends on that daemon in one way or another. I know absolutely nothing about it (PAM), so I did no configuration other than ./configure && make && make install. The daemon runs now, and all of VMware's local functions (local console, vmware-cmd, and so on) are working fine, but as I said before, it can't authenticate remote users.

So, for starters, can anyone give me any ideas as to how to set up PAM (no fancy stuff, just /etc/{passwd,shadow} authentication)? The first place I checked was LDP, and there was nothing about it there so please don't suggest that.

Thanks in advance!
 
Old 12-15-2002, 05:08 AM   #2
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anyone?
 
Old 12-17-2002, 07:12 AM   #3
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One more bump. I can't believe no one knows anything that I can try to fix this...
 
Old 01-13-2003, 10:10 AM   #4
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Any luck? I'm also attempting gsx on slackware 8.1 and am currently stuck after installing PAM.

Thanks
 
Old 01-13-2003, 10:21 AM   #5
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Yes, after creating an /etc/pam.conf and /etc/pam.d it worked.

/etc/pam.conf:
Code:
other           auth            required        pam_unix.so     nullok
other           account         required        pam_unix.so
other           session         required        pam_unix.so
other           password        required        pam_unix.so     nullok
/etc/pam.d:
Code:
#%PAM-1.0
auth       required	/lib/security/pam_unix_auth.so shadow nullok
account    required	/lib/security/pam_unix_acct.so

Last edited by Electrode; 01-13-2003 at 10:24 AM.
 
Old 03-28-2005, 04:38 AM   #6
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MY DEAR LORD! it took me two hours for find this thread. anyone w/ this problem in slack (since it doesn't come w/ pam per default and vmware is unsupported in it) do this and your problems will be solved

big thanks
 
  


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