Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 157111
[PATCH] pam_krb5 does not necessarily try to obtain tokens in your home directory's AFS cell
Last modified: 2012-06-20 11:55:02 EDT
Description of problem:
pam_krb5 only attempts to get a token for the workstation's local cell by
default, not the cell containing a user's home directory. Arguably, it should
try to get a token for the cell containing the user's home directory, if it
differs from the local cell.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Tested on RHEL4, pam_krb5-2.1.2-1
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Configure a user with home directory in a different AFS cell than the
system's default AFS cell
2. Try to log in with pam_krb5
pam_krb5 obtains tokens for the system's default cell, not the cell containing
the user's home directory.
pam_krb5 should obtain a token for the user's home directory in all cases
(assuming the home directory in in AFS), else things are not going to work right.
A patch enhancing pam_krb5 so that it attempts to get a token for the user's
home directory (if different from the system's default cell) is available at:
Created attachment 114104 [details]
pam_krb5: try to get a token in the cell containing the user's home directory
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