Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 821343
Login not working if active directory tells about upcoming password change
Last modified: 2017-12-06 05:18:05 EST
Description of problem:
Tomorrow I wasn't able to log in to my system through gdm (although console login worked). As it turned out reason was the message from Active Directory (using winbind for authentication) that my password will expire in 13 days, which got shown in the greeter window.
After I changed my password on the console and tried to log in to gdm again, everything worked.
I guess GDM does not start a session whenever PAM returns any message.
/var/log/secure shows only successful logins.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): 2.30.4-33.el6_2.x86_64
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Hook up the computer with active directory (winbind for auth)
2. Set the account to have any expiring password
3. Try to login
I get a message informing me about the expiring password, after a few seconds it returns to the plain greeter window.
I expect to being dropped into a X session.
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