Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 472723
erroneous errors in gnome-about-me with winbindd authentation enabled
Last modified: 2009-12-09 10:12:03 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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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 ;-)
Pretty sure we just call out to userpasswd, so reassigning to there
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 10 development cycle.
Changing version to '10'.
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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.
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?
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.