Bug 472723 - erroneous errors in gnome-about-me with winbindd authentation enabled
erroneous errors in gnome-about-me with winbindd authentation enabled
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: usermode (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Miloslav Trmač
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-11-23 23:01 EST by Jason Haar
Modified: 2009-12-09 10:12 EST (History)
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Description Jason Haar 2008-11-23 23:01:07 EST
Description of problem:

If you have enabled winbindd authentication/authorization (and disabled selinux and that still doesn't support it), and go to change some personal details, when it asks you to authentication yourself, an (two) error dialog pops up

Authenticating as "domain\username"

Domain Controller unreachable, using cached credentials instead. Network resources may be unavailable

This is on a system which is fully network-enabled, and domain controllers are available.

My point is that gnome-about-me still does what you asked - so what was the point of the warning?

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How reproducible:

System->Preferences-About Me

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well the error is incorrect - it should have been able to do the action. However, even if you ignore that issue, it still had cached creds to check the password against, so I see no reason to confuse the user with it.

BTW: winbind support rocks! Really close to WinXP in experience now - and I mean that in a good way ;-)

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Comment 1 Ray Strode [halfline] 2008-11-24 10:17:23 EST
Pretty sure we just call out to userpasswd, so reassigning to there
Comment 2 Bug Zapper 2008-11-26 00:50:20 EST
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 10 development cycle.
Changing version to '10'.

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Comment 4 Miloslav Trmač 2009-11-18 11:22:49 EST
I'm afraid I wasn't able to test this yet, pushing to F12 to make sure this bug is not closed without any attempt to fix it.
Comment 5 Jason Haar 2009-11-18 11:42:47 EST
I've just tested it by changing my image and a phone number and this time it didn't even ask for a password. So either it's fixed, or has changed in such a way that this issue doesn't occur any more?

Comment 6 Miloslav Trmač 2009-12-09 10:12:03 EST
libuser does not support winbind accounts, so attempts to change the user information by userinfo fail.

control-center 2.28 in Fedora 12 does not call userinfo any more, so these error messages don't appear in Fedora 12.

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