Bug 89671 - Netatalk default pam file does not take authconfig settings
Netatalk default pam file does not take authconfig settings
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: netatalk (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
medium Severity low
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Assigned To: Jason Vas Dias
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Reported: 2003-04-25 15:08 EDT by Need Real Name
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-06-16 19:35:38 EDT
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A pam configuration for netatalk that uses system-auth (277 bytes, text/plain)
2005-01-02 10:41 EST, lars
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Description Need Real Name 2003-04-25 15:08:02 EDT
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Description of problem:

The default netatalk package installs a file in /etc/pam.d that only works if 
you use /etc/passwd and friends and not f.x ldap. 

The solution is to change the file to one that uses pam_stack.so

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How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:

Install netatalk on a new computer.


Actual Results:  people will not be able to log in by using ldap.

Expected Results:  I didn't expect pam to be the problem.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Charlie Bennett 2004-09-23 14:53:02 EDT
This bug has been moved to Fedora Core for investigation against the
shipping 1.6.4 version there.
Comment 2 lars 2005-01-02 10:40:09 EST
I just got bit by this one.

It's now 2005 and this bug (posted in *april* of 2003) still exists -- come on
guys, just replace pam.d/netatalk!  pam.d/sshd is an excellent template.

Here, look, I'll attach the configuration file to this bug report.  Just save it
and rebuild the rpm and we'll all be happy.
Comment 3 lars 2005-01-02 10:41:44 EST
Created attachment 109235 [details]
A pam configuration for netatalk that uses system-auth
Comment 4 Jason Vas Dias 2005-06-16 19:35:38 EDT
Sorry for the delay in processing this bug - the previous maintainer
of netatalk has moved on. 
PAM configuration files are meant to be configured by the system
administrator to suit local policies. 
If your local policy is to allow LDAP or NIS users to use netatalk,
then you have been able to configure netatalk accordingly. 
I'm not sure that your modifications to pam.d/netatalk should be
the default for all users . The new authentication policy would
need extensive testing to ensure that no password data can be 
leaked .
I've included it in the next release of netatalk, 2.0.3-2, in 
/usr/share/doc/netatalk-2.0.3/config.example/, along with 

Even if it were the default in the RPM, it would not replace
/etc/pam.d/netatalk during upgrade because this file is marked
%config(noreplace) in the spec.file, as it is meant to be user

I'm currently testing your pam.d/netatalk file on my netatalk
installation and will make it the default pam.d/netatalk file
in future releases if it causes no problems and if the upstream 
maintainers agree to making it the default.

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