Bug 23326 - kdm password error
kdm password error
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: passwd (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Nalin Dahyabhai
Aaron Brown
Florence Beta-3
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Reported: 2001-01-04 11:36 EST by Michael Redinger
Modified: 2007-03-26 23:38 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-01-17 23:29:50 EST
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Description Michael Redinger 2001-01-04 11:36:28 EST
kdm does have problems with passwords longer than 8 signs (I do have both
shadow and
MD5 enabled - standard (KDE) workstation installation).
When I use a password with more than 8 signs, I get a login failed (logging
in from the
console works fine). Using the same password but only using the first 8
signs works
Comment 1 Bernhard Rosenkraenzer 2001-01-06 10:36:59 EST
You aren't using MD5 passwords, therefore passwords > 8 characters aren't
KDM is doing the right thing.
Comment 2 Bernhard Rosenkraenzer 2001-01-06 10:39:36 EST
On a second look, passwd isn't setting MD5 passwords even if they're enabled, so
passwd was causing this.
Comment 3 Glen Foster 2001-01-11 16:11:53 EST
This defect is considered MUST-FIX for Florence Gold release
Comment 4 Nalin Dahyabhai 2001-01-17 23:29:46 EST
What are the contents of /etc/pam.d/system-auth?
Comment 5 Bernhard Rosenkraenzer 2001-01-18 11:17:50 EST
This has fixed itself with an rpm -Fvh * - don't know for sure what was 
causing it.

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