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Old 09-28-2004, 11:37 AM   #1
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Failing to log into ssh via ldap auth. Pam Problem?

I have a server that has slapd running, I have populated it with users,password, etc.

I have configured another machine to query the ldap database users.
so if try to ssh to the ssh machine i get the following

[root@machine1 etc]#ssh -l tom
tom@'s password: #I type in wrong password.
Permission denied, please try again.
tom@'s password: # I type in right password
Connection closed by

Thus this tells me that the authentication is taking place, but something after the authentication is throwing me out.

I have the following /etc/pam.d/ssh file on the ssh server machine...

auth required
auth sufficient
auth required shadow nodelay
account sufficient
account required
password required
password required shadow nullok use_authtok
session required skel=/etc/skel/ umask=0022
session required

I do have another problem as well, that might be related:
When I try and su to user "tom" it does not work with the pam_mkhomedir in the pam file...
For example:

[root@machine2 root]# su tom
Creating directory '/home/tom'.
could not open session

The /home/tom directory is not created.

I have the following /etc/pam.d/system_auth

auth required /lib/security/
auth sufficient /lib/security/ likeauth nullok
auth required /lib/security/

account sufficient /lib/security/ uid < 100
account required /lib/security/

password requisite /lib/security/ retry=3
password sufficient /lib/security/ nullok use_authtok md5 shadow
password required /lib/security/

session required /lib/security/
session required /lib/security/
session required /lib/security/ skel=/etc/skel/ umask=0022

When I comment out the pam_mkhomedir line, I can su to another user.

Any help would be erm... helpfull.
Kind Regards
Christiaan Ehlers
Old 10-10-2004, 07:55 AM   #2
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Please add "debug" statements to the PAM config lines and retry.
Then could you please post relevant log lines?
Usually that'll help ppl to help you.


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