Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 61887
"User account has expired" with Solaris NIS server
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:41:10 EDT
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Description of problem:
We're using a Solaris 8 NIS server for accounts, and on my test machine with
Skipjack-beta1, when users try to login, the error message "User account has
expired" flashes for a split second and the login prompt returns. The same
error message appears in /var/log/secure
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Try to login
2. "User account has expired" flashes briefly
3. Get booted out
Actual Results: Returned to login prompt
Expected Results: Should have been logged in correctly and given a shell
Same problem here with Mandrake 7.0 NIS Server.
I have installed NIS on our Mandrake 7.0 Server today and it's the first time in
my life I'm using NIS. I have configured a test installation of RH 7.2 and it
worked. Then reinstalled the test system with skipjack-beta1 some hours later
and wanted to try NIS with autofs. Didn't work, felt stupid, couldn't even
login. Found the same "User account has expired" in /var/log/secure. Now I'm
happy to know it wasn't me.
Can you try updating to authconfig-4.2.7 (in today's Raw Hide), running
authconfig to get it to generate a new /etc/pam.d/system-auth, and see if that
The updated authconfig RPM fixed it up. Users with accounts on the NIS server
can login now.
simon.matter: could you please also check that this update fixes it for you?
I'm 99% certain that this it will, but I'd rather be sure before closing this
simon.matter: Any more info here? We need your input soon.
Adding simon.matter to the cc: list in hopes he adds more information.
Sorry, it seems everything slept at redhat last week so I didn't check bugzilla.
I don't know why but I expected to be on the cc anyway :)
I just reinstalled Skipjack-beta1 here with the autoconfig update and the bug is
Excellent! Marking as resolved->rawhide.