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Old 06-27-2012, 06:43 PM   #1
Ian John Locke II
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gnome-screensaver, kerberos password expiration problem on 10.04.3 LTS


I was recently hired to manage a network of Ubuntu 10.04.3. We use kerberos for authentication and have a password expiration policy of 6 months. One of the users locked their screen (using gnome-screensaver) and while it was locked (over the weekend) his password expired. When he went to log back in, gnome-screensaver told him his password had expired but wouldn't let him change his password (as it should).

Upon Googling, I tested adding:
Code:
[appdefaults]
   pam = {
      chpw_prompt = gnome-screensaver gdm kscreensaver kdm
   }
to our krb5 configuration file on a test machine. This didn't help the problem and I was hoping someone else here might have experienced/solved this problem as well. Also, using SSH and regular logins (i.e. from gdm) a user can change their password.

Thanks in advance
 
Old 06-27-2012, 08:01 PM   #2
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I'm not an expert of gnome-things so I searched the web.
I found this entry in launchpad.
Gnome-screensaver doesn't seem to handle password expiration.
 
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Old 06-28-2012, 09:08 AM   #3
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I'm not an expert of gnome-things so I searched the web.
I found this entry in launchpad.
Gnome-screensaver doesn't seem to handle password expiration.
That's extraordinarily bizarre. I hadn't seen that but other places seemed to indicate that it did and what was necessary was what I posted above. I guess I'll have to do a lot more digging on this. Thanks!

Also, I added a plus one for fixing the bug on gnome's tracker. Thanks again.

Last edited by Ian John Locke II; 06-28-2012 at 09:20 AM. Reason: update
 
  


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