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I have a somewhat odd problem. I'm using Ubuntu 10.04 and yesterday I installed and configured LDAP for centralized login. I created a new user "test" in the ldap directory. I wanted to login with that user to see if it works but I could not. There was no password prompt. What is even worse is that there is no password prompt for me as a user local to that machine (not defined in ldap). So I'm locked out of that box. What can I do to be able to log in again?



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auth.log has this: Accepted password for michael from port 5883 ssh2 error: PAM: pam_open_session(): Cannot make/remove an entry for the specified session Received disconnect from 11: disconnected by user I did not disconnect, this happens automatically –  user129971 Feb 10 '13 at 16:12
Ok, here is what I did. booted from a live CD chroot to my system apt-get remove --purge libpam-ldap apt-get remove --purge nscd Then I could log in with the still existing local user. I'll see where I go from here. –  user129971 Feb 10 '13 at 18:11
OK, that did it on the laptop but not on the server. Any ideas? –  user129971 Feb 11 '13 at 14:21

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