Bug 128367 - Login does not inform users of expired passwords (gdm does)
Login does not inform users of expired passwords (gdm does)
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: util-linux (Show other bugs)
3.0
All Linux
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Assigned To: Karel Zak
Ben Levenson
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: 128366 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 2004-07-22 03:59 EDT by Mike MacCana
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:07 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-04-20 05:14:41 EDT
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Description Mike MacCana 2004-07-22 03:59:58 EDT
Description of problem:
Login and GDM do not have consistent behavior with each other. Login
doesn't tell users that their password has expired. GDM does.

This could be fixed with a simple warning for login when a users
password has expired simialar to what gdm does "your account has
expired, please contact your system administrator".

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
2.12a-2

How reproducible:
Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Log in using login as a user with an expired password
2.Compare to gdm
  
Actual results:
Its not consistent. And not particularly helpful either.

Expected results:
Login should be consistent with gdm and tell the user of the problem
so that they indeed contact the system admin, rather than trying
aimlessly.

Additional info:
Red Hat's training currently involves getting users to solve problems
with expired passwords - the inconsistency between gdm and login
doesn't look great. If someone who knows C better than I do could fix
login, that'd be great.

Thanks very much.

Mike
Comment 1 Mike MacCana 2004-07-22 04:45:40 EDT
*** Bug 128366 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 2 Karel Zak 2004-12-17 08:35:54 EST
For example "rlogin" use auth by "login":

# /usr/bin/rlogin localhost -l longusername
Password:
Your account has expired; please contact your system administrator

This message reports pam_unix. I think everything other depend on your
system-auth setting.
Comment 3 Mike MacCana 2005-02-05 20:00:14 EST
Correction: the message is displayed but disappears immediately. Is
there some way we could get it to display on screen for a few seconds
before login respawns (by default)?
Comment 4 Karel Zak 2005-04-20 05:14:41 EDT
see "man mingetty" (e.g. --noclear or --delay option) and /etc/inittab

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