Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 448119
Fedora 9 won't authenticate against LDAP (fedora-ds)
Last modified: 2015-01-14 18:21:21 EST
Description of problem:
Fedora 9 with gdm 2.22.x is unable to authenticate against an LDAP server.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Configure LDAP using system-config-authentication
GDM does not show the list of available users in LDAP server
GDM should have provided a list of available users in LDAP server, and
authenticate against it.
I'm using the exact same configurations from a working Fedora 8. I suspect this
is because of the new gdm, but I have way to be sure.
We don't show users from the network by default because the list of users can be
huge and networks can be slow.
If you click "Other..." and type the username you want and then log in, that
user should show up for subsequent runs of the login screen.
Is it working like that for you?
Hi Ray, thanks for the reply.
I've just confirmed what you said. Even though there isn't a list of users
showing up in gdm, it is possible to login by typing the username and password,
and gdm authenticates using LDAP. However, the user won't show up in subsequent
login screens. Unlike previous Fedora releases, i wasn't able to find a
(graphical) way to configure the "Login Window" and enable user listings.
There appears to be a problem as well when system-config-authentication is
configured to "create home directories on the first login" - immediately after
creation, it is impossible to change any settings related to gnome, eg, add an
applet to panel, change nautilus preferences, etc.
Is ConsoleKit running? What's the output of
ps -ef | grep /usr/sbin/console-kit-daemon
ls -lZ /var/log/ConsoleKit/history
(In reply to comment #3)
> Is ConsoleKit running? What's the output of
> ps -ef | grep /usr/sbin/console-kit-daemon
[root@www ~]# ps -ef | grep /usr/sbin/console-kit-daemon
root 1790 1 0 May25 ? 00:00:00 /usr/sbin/console-kit-daemon
root 5899 5859 0 10:34 pts/0 00:00:00 grep /usr/sbin/console-kit-daemon
> How about
> ck-history --frequent
[root@www ~]# ck-history --frequent
> ls -lZ /var/log/ConsoleKit/history
[root@www ~]# ls -lZ /var/log/ConsoleKit/history
-rw-r--r-- root root system_u:object_r:consolekit_log_t:s0
(In reply to comment #2)
> There appears to be a problem as well when system-config-authentication is
> configured to "create home directories on the first login" - immediately after
> creation, it is impossible to change any settings related to gnome, eg, add an
> applet to panel, change nautilus preferences, etc.
By the way, rebooting and logging in for the second time fixes this problem.
so the nunogt user doesn't show up in the user list for you?
and you attach your /var/log/ConsoleKit/history file and the output of
getent passwd nunogt
Created attachment 307269 [details]
ConsoleKit history as requested
[root@www ~]# getent passwd nunogt
And no, the user nunogt doesn't show up in the user list.
*** Bug 450217 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Looks like I have the same symptoms as nunogt except that I'm using NIS instead
Same problem here with F9.
gdm does not remember previous logins by NIS users. NIS users are NEVER shown in the greeter list.
The correct behaviour (according to mclasen, http://markmail.org/message/7orafrekd2jkavct ) is that gdm will show NIS users who have logged in before.
There are occasions that NIS users show up for me since my last comment.
Typically upon first boot up, no NIS users will show up.
After logging in, or after a failed login, that NIS user will show up.
After upgrading to F10-beta from rawhide, recent NIS users now show up in the gdm greeter. It works properly now.
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