Bug 623741 - gdm does not enumerate ldap-based users at login screen
Summary: gdm does not enumerate ldap-based users at login screen
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: ConsoleKit
Version: 13
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Lennart Poettering
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2010-08-12 16:32 UTC by Stephen Fromm
Modified: 2011-06-28 14:39 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2011-06-28 14:39:43 UTC

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Description Stephen Fromm 2010-08-12 16:32:07 UTC
Description of problem:

gdm does not enumerate ldap-based user accounts at the login screen.  In F12, gdm would list the ldap-based users that had recently logged into the system.  

After a little poking around, I noticed that /var/log/ConsoleKit/history was mode 0640.  On F12, this file is 0644.

On F13:
$ ll /var/log/ConsoleKit/history 
-rw-r-----. 1 root root 5058 Aug 11 15:59 /var/log/ConsoleKit/history

On F12:
$ ll /var/log/ConsoleKit/history 
-rw-r--r--. 1 root root 25736 2010-08-10 14:34 /var/log/ConsoleKit/history

After changing this file to be 0644 and restarting gdm, gdm now displays ldap-based users that have successfully logged in.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

$ rpm -q gdm ConsoleKit

How reproducible:

Always reproducible if /var/log/ConsoleKit/history is not world-readable.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. chmod o-r /var/log/ConsoleKit/history
2. Restart gdm
3. Verify that ldap-based user account is not visible.
Actual results:

LDAP-based users that have successfully logged in are not displayed on the login screen.

Expected results:

That recently ldap-based users that have successfully logged in will be enumerated at the login screen.

Additional info:

Comment 1 Fedora Admin XMLRPC Client 2010-08-24 22:19:37 UTC
This package has changed ownership in the Fedora Package Database.  Reassigning to the new owner of this component.

Comment 2 Bug Zapper 2011-06-01 11:34:28 UTC
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Comment 3 Stephen Fromm 2011-06-07 18:40:00 UTC
This works in F14 and F15.  Feel free to close.

Comment 4 Bug Zapper 2011-06-28 14:39:43 UTC
Fedora 13 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2011-06-25. Fedora 13 is 
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