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Old 08-01-2003, 04:12 PM   #1
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Question Can't log in to PC...playing w/ LDAP

I messed up my sign in to my RH8 PC because I was messing around with OpenLDAP. I had setup up a test LDAP server and client pc, now I can't get into the PC. Error is 'Authentication Failed'. I can still log in to the the test server.

How can I undo the sign on issue on my PC to log on locally again?

any ideas?


Old 08-01-2003, 09:12 PM   #2
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which user are you trying to log in as? Have you tried another user account?
Old 08-02-2003, 09:27 AM   #3
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I used a regular user account and root.

I resolved the problem by correcly setting up the test LDAP server. I was able to log in and change the settings.

But I still wouldn't know how to reset the password authentication from the client station itself.

thanks for the reply,

Old 09-19-2003, 06:59 AM   #4
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Hi vdi_nenna,

perhaps it is outtimed, but you can boot your client with your first redhat cd.

You will find yourselve logged as root into a Linux, that has your old filesystem mounted at /mnt/sysimage.
There you can manually reset the system-auth.

I read somewhere, that any bootable Linux-CD / disc / ... would do this job. Knoppix, or whatever you can find...

Good Luck,
Clemens von Musil


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