Bug 61176 - NIS authentication broken
NIS authentication broken
Product: Red Hat Raw Hide
Classification: Retired
Component: pam (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Nalin Dahyabhai
Aaron Brown
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Reported: 2002-03-14 16:34 EST by ellson
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:40 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-03-14 16:34:06 EST
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Description ellson 2002-03-14 16:34:00 EST
Description of Problem:
Users with NIS passwd entries, but not /etc/passwd entry, are unable to login.
YP server is Sun/Solaris 5.6 

NIS logins worked until Rawhide updates in last couple of days.

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Steps to Reproduce:
1. No entry for "ellson" in /etc/passwd or /etc/shadow

2. NIS entry for "ellson"
$ ypcat passwd | grep ellson
ellson:s6Q9hVc.KWh/Q:5318:550:John Ellson:/home/ellson:/bin/bash

3. "login ellson" fails.

$ login ellson

User account has expired

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Additional Information:
/etc/pam.d/system-auth contains:

# This file is auto-generated.
# User changes will be destroyed the next time authconfig is run.
auth        required      /lib/security/pam_env.so
auth        sufficient    /lib/security/pam_unix.so likeauth nullok
auth        required      /lib/security/pam_deny.so

account     required      /lib/security/pam_unix.so
account     sufficient    /lib/security/pam_localuser.so
account     required      /lib/security/pam_deny.so

password    required      /lib/security/pam_cracklib.so retry=3 type=
password    sufficient    /lib/security/pam_unix.so nullok use_authtok md5
shadow nis
password    required      /lib/security/pam_deny.so

session     required      /lib/security/pam_limits.so
session     required      /lib/security/pam_unix.so
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2002-03-28 17:44:01 EST
This is fixed in a newer authconfig (for ex: 4.2.7-2); you can either re-run it,
or (IIRC) change:

account     required      /lib/security/pam_unix.so


account  sufficient /lib/security/pam_unix.so

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