Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 199810
pam_group doesn't work
Last modified: 2015-01-07 19:13:38 EST
Description of problem:
When I add this line to /etc/pam.d/system-auth
auth optional /lib/security/$ISA/pam_group.so
and then add this line to the middle of /etc/security/group.conf:
I get this line in /var/log/messages when I try to log in:
Jul 21 15:27:55 myhost pam_group: not opened
From looking at the code, it seems that the PAM_GROUP_CONF macro
is somehow being undefined during the compile process. It should be
defined in pam_group.c as "/etc/security/group.conf", and if it were
the error message would be "/etc/security/group.conf not opened"
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Add the line "auth optional /lib/security/$ISA/pam_group.so" to /etc/pam.d/system-auth
2. Add the group "mygroup" to the system.
3. Add the line "*;*;*;Al0000-2400;mygroup" to /etc/security/group.conf
4. Try to log in as any user.
User is not added to mygroup. There is an error in the messages log.
User should be added to mygroup.
Strangely enough, it seems this bug was fixed in RHEL3 a few days ago.
It turns out my search in bugzilla accidentally didn't include closed bugs. This bug
is a dupe of 176797.
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
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