Bug 448119 - Fedora 9 won't authenticate against LDAP (fedora-ds)
Fedora 9 won't authenticate against LDAP (fedora-ds)
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gdm (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: jmccann
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
: 450217 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 2008-05-23 11:41 EDT by Nuno
Modified: 2015-01-14 18:21 EST (History)
5 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2009-07-14 14:01:44 EDT
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ConsoleKit history as requested (34.67 KB, application/octet-stream)
2008-05-31 07:42 EDT, Nuno
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Description Nuno 2008-05-23 11:41:57 EDT
Description of problem:

Fedora 9 with gdm 2.22.x is unable to authenticate against an LDAP server.

How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:
1. Configure LDAP using system-config-authentication
2. Reboot
Actual results:

GDM does not show the list of available users in LDAP server

Expected results:

GDM should have provided a list of available users in LDAP server, and
authenticate against it.

Additional info:

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.
Comment 1 Ray Strode [halfline] 2008-05-23 13:33:55 EDT

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?
Comment 2 Nuno 2008-05-25 19:43:41 EDT
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.
Comment 3 Ray Strode [halfline] 2008-05-25 21:46:36 EDT
Is ConsoleKit running? What's the output of 

ps -ef | grep /usr/sbin/console-kit-daemon


How about

ck-history --frequent



ls -lZ /var/log/ConsoleKit/history

Comment 4 Nuno 2008-05-26 05:48:24 EDT
(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
gdm      9
root     8
nunogt   2

> and
> 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

Comment 5 Nuno 2008-05-26 06:03:29 EDT
(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.
Comment 6 Ray Strode [halfline] 2008-05-28 10:57:47 EDT
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

Comment 7 Nuno 2008-05-31 07:42:49 EDT
Created attachment 307269 [details]
ConsoleKit history as requested
Comment 8 Nuno 2008-05-31 07:43:36 EDT
[root@www ~]# getent passwd nunogt
Comment 9 Nuno 2008-05-31 07:44:22 EDT
And no, the user nunogt doesn't show up in the user list.
Comment 10 Ray Strode [halfline] 2008-06-05 20:53:19 EDT
*** Bug 450217 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 11 David Rees 2008-06-05 21:05:09 EDT
Looks like I have the same symptoms as nunogt except that I'm using NIS instead
of LDAP.
Comment 12 Michael J. Chudobiak 2008-10-09 13:04:54 EDT
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.

- Mike
Comment 13 David Rees 2008-10-09 13:54:02 EDT
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.
Comment 14 Michael J. Chudobiak 2008-11-05 08:39:44 EST
After upgrading to F10-beta from rawhide, recent NIS users now show up in the gdm greeter. It works properly now.

- Mike
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