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mrpc_cambodia 10-17-2004 08:11 PM

Error adding new user
I want to add a new user to my linux system. A problem happened when i issued "passwd username" to set a password for the user.
The error message says "passwd: user not known to the underlying authentication module".

So what's wrong?


CroMagnon 10-17-2004 10:32 PM

Did you add the user (with useradd) before trying to set the password?

mrpc_cambodia 10-17-2004 10:35 PM

Yes, sure.

I can add user without any problems when i used webmin.

CroMagnon 10-17-2004 10:57 PM

Check that the user exists in /etc/passwd, just to be sure, but otherwise it seems like a PAM configuration error. You could look at the appropriate files under /etc (usually pam.conf and/or files in the pam.d directory)

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