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Old 08-15-2011, 10:20 AM   #1
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Chage / SSH Authentication Failure

Let me say that I am Linux amateur as best. So, there may be part of this question that don't make sense.

I am using a RHEL (5.6) server that has several accounts used by external devices. During a recent password change for these devices, the chage -d0 command was used to expire the pw. Afterward, a user would then, on behalf of the device, SSH into localhost and choose a new password. Unfortunately, when the user tried to SSH device@localhost, he received an authentication error and never received the prompts for changing the password.

As a test, I created a dummy account, chage -d0 the password and then ssh dummy@localhost and everything worked as expected.

With my limited Linux exposure, I am pretty much scratching my head. Anyone have any ideas, or encounter this with 5.6?
Old 08-15-2011, 12:47 PM   #2
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I reckon your user managed to change the password and forgot what they had set it to.


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