Pluggable authentication modules (PAM)

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minimal data showing in auth.log

I have locked my server down and to help troubleshoot any holes, I look in the logs, especially auth.log. In the logs, it shows that there are attempts to log in but no data shows. I am not able to ...
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Slow login when CIFS mounts are unavailable

I installed a PC with Ubuntu 14.04, Sssd and accounts in our OpenLDAP directory. Network shares residing on our Samba server are mounted automatically when a user logs in, through pam_mount ...
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What is the correct way to modify /etc/pam.d/common-auth?

By default /etc/pam.d/common-auth looks like this $ cat /etc/pam.d/common-auth # # /etc/pam.d/common-auth - authentication settings common to all services # # This file is included from other ...
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How to resolve failed PAM radius authentications for local account?

I have a local account which is not set up for radius on my 14.04 server, then I have multiple radius accounts. The local account is used for automatic file transfers from network devices and creates ...
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How do we implement requirements of password policy?

This question might look similar but I could not find a solution to this which covers all the below requirements of the policy, Hence please help me: - Incorrect pass lockout (after 3 incorrect ...
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How to install PECL PAM in Ubuntu 14.04

Can any one help to install PECL PAM in ubuntu 14.04 system . I have tried to install via terminal using sudo aptitude install php5-auth-pam this is what we get "Couldn't find any package whose name ...
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Can login via ssh, but not system tty

Here's something weird. I can: ssh xyz@localhost provide my password, and login as xyz. However, I if hit ctrl-alt-F3 to go to the system prompt, and try to login as the same user xyz I get a ...
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Why is sssd an unrecognized service, even though it is installed and can be restarted?

Why is sssd an unrecognized service, even though it is installed and can be restarted? BTW: This concerns Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS, it was not like that in 12.04 I will show what I mean below, I think it is ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 logon weirdness

Something weird has happened to my 14.04 installation Now at the login screen I can simply click in the box where you enter the password and it logs me in without any need for a password Is this not ...
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Kerberos/NIS users require shadow hack

If I have a Ubuntu system to use Kerberos for authentication and NIS for information, users cannot log in unless I copy the content of my NIS shadow map to /etc/shadow. They get insta-rejected. If I ...
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Can't authenticate against LDAP. /etc/nsswitch.conf seems to be ignored

Running ubuntu 14.0.4.1 on a BananaPi (ARM). I've had a lot of luck getting LDAP authentication to work under 14.0.4 on x86, but something about this just isn't working. If you run getent passwd | ...
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How to enforce LDAP group membership with libpam_ldap for SSHD

I am running 14.04 servers that I have install the ldap authentication package ldap-auth-client on and configured to connect to our LDAP servers. I have the authentication part working as well as the ...
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How to use pamusb to ONLY autologin

Is it possible to configure pamusb to only handle the login authentication? Right now all my authentication can be done with an usb stick, which means sudo and other stuff can be run by any random ...
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Custom MOTD does not update until scripts finish

I recently got a small server and gave some friends accounts on it. They all have their own web pages in ~/public_html using lighttpd so I wrote a script to backup every user's public_html directory. ...
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lubuntu completely ignoring ldap setup. Followed guide, no contact with ldap server

We have LDAP authentication working on every other server and lxc container in our enterprise, but when we try and have a brand spankin new Lubuntu 14.04 installation do the same, it's completely ...
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Restrict Direct User Login with SSH but Allow SSH Access from Single User

I have a user (a) whose direct login must be restricted except for when user is ssh'd from a particular user (b). For all other users direct login must be restricted. Is there any way to accomplish ...
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Subversion (svnserve) authentication against system users via saslauthd with PAM (12.04LTS)

I've read many posts here and elsewhere, none really satisfies my question. I'm trying to get svnserve to authenticate users via sasl using the PAM method (ie, authenticate via system users). I've ...
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TRIM on encrypted device with Precise

I have migrated the main data to a new SSD. (That is Samsung 840 EVO, 120GB.) My ~ is an encrypted partition automounted by pam_mount. That is, there is a record in /etc/security/pam_mount.conf.xml ...
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Ubuntu 12.04: pam_motd sometimes displays only partial MOTD

This isn't a very big deal but it really irritates me somehow. We have a large number of machines running Ubuntu 12.04 (server/amd64) which i frequently ssh into. We have the standard set-up for this ...
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Biometric Enrollment

I am interested in developing a Match-on-card Logon functionality (biometric enrollment) for users on Ubuntu. I've searched through PAM modules, in Ubuntu Software Center, and with Google, and found ...
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Match-on-card Logon

I am interested in developing a Match-on-card Logon functionality for users on Ubuntu. I've searched through PAM modules, in Ubuntu Software Center, and with Google, and found nothing that would help ...
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CUPS isn't allowed to access SSSD for authentication

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04. The CUPS server requires authentication for all print jobs. If I send a job as a domain user I get the following errors. Any help would be appreciated. I can't find anything ...
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How do I change options in PAM configuration?

I have an issue that research indicates can be corrected by changing an option in a PAM configuration by running pam-auth-update. I've done that, but cannot for the life of me figure out how to change ...
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Allow alternate login method to decrypt home folder

I updated and rebuilt the guide for unlocking *buntu and derivatives via Common Access card here, and I've run into a sort of snag with logging into the DM (likely due to an encrypted home folder.) It ...
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PAM Module & nsswitch.conf

As i know, there are two authentication schema available on linux. PAM auth modules and, /etc/nsswitch.conf file When user logs in, which one take the precedence.?
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Most of my software just disappeared (Kubuntu)

Amarok, konsole, dolphin, volume control, and a lot of other software just disappeared after I restored pam.d to default last night. Is there some way for me to restore my software without restoring ...
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After ldap and pam installation I cannot log in my computer

after ldap (Server) and pam (client) installation I cannot log with my user or my root in my computer. Maybe I configured wrong in pam. But I know password for root and ldap admin. After reboot I ...
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14.04 Not authenticating on chsh command

I am trying to change my default shell to zsh. I have the entry placed correctly in /etc/shells file. Each attempt I have made with this command has ended with the same error message: chsh -s ...
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what is PAM.d directory usage

I saw pam.d directory on the etc directory. What is PAM and its usage . I saw that for the first time in here. Is that for authentication users ?
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pam_systemd delays SSH login - required?

On our Saucy servers (13.10) we are seeing long delays when logging into the systems via SSH. I figured out it is related to the line session optional pam_systemd.so in ...
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Can't login after killing X Server with encrypted home directory

I have ctrl-alt-backspace enabled to terminate Xorg in an xorg.conf.d file: Section "InputClass" Identifier "Keyboard Defaults" MatchIsKeyboard "yes" Option ...
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PAM USB on 14.04 su “username” = “no passwd entry for user 'Thornton'”

I followed the directions located here http://linuxconfig.org/linux-authentication-login-with-usb-device Once I reached step 4 I found that the changed authorizations did nothing, so I reverted back, ...
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In /etc/pam.d/sshd, what does “# [1]” mean?

In the PAM configuration file /etc/pam.d/sshd, there are a few lines ending in # [1]; for example: session optional pam_motd.so # [1] This doesn't seem to appear in any of the other PAM ...
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Add all new users and guest user to a group dynamically on ubuntu 14.04

I would like to add all the users (current, new, guest) to a particular group, lets say "audio" dynamically. Can you tell me how I can accomplish this ?
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How to properly invoke motd for SSH connections with PAM disabled

I have configured a nice motd message that shows me lots of relevant infos when I login to my VPS via SSH. As password authentication is disabled in sshd_config I would also prefer to disable PAM as ...
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Network Manager asks to unlock keyring after auto login

After updating from Precise to Trusty I get a popup requesting to unlock the keyring for Network Manager after each login (autologin is enabled). On the net people advise to make the connection ...
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PAM authentication using ssh key instead of password

When I try to use chsh to change my default shell, I get prompted for my user password. The problem is I log in using my SSH key and do not have a user password - by design. Yes, I can set a ...
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How do I enable a specific pam config in the lockscreen?

In Trusty, there is a new lockscreen that fits the look and feel of lightdm, and shares some config files, especially for pam. I am using libpam-fprintd to allow using my fingerprint reader when ...
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How to change location of .config directory

My home directory is located on a network filer with fixed quota. I'm running out of my quota as different applications saving their data in home directory. For example google-chrome, storing data ...
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PAM authentication failure

I got a dedicated server from a reputable hosting company. Unfortunately, they're one of those companies that thinks enabling root access is a good idea. I've successfully disabled root access and ...
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Non-root users to shutdown using PAM

I want to configure PAM to enable non-root normal users to be able to shutdown. how to do that? I'm using Ubuntu server 12.04 I know how to do that with many ways such as changing permissions of ...
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filter PAM_yubico.so debug stdout

I want to use the yubico-pam module (https://github.com/Yubico/yubico-pam) to enable challenge-response authentification using my yubikey when sudoing. I've managed to do that by adding the line ...
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Kerberos and google-authenticator (2-factor auth)

Does anyone know how can I use google-authenticator in combination with kerberos and thus provide to my users 2-factor authentication?
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vsftpd hanging when using pam_exec or pam_script

I have VSFTPD integrated with pam_mysql, allowing me to successfully login to an FTP server using accounts kept in a mysql database. I need to automatically create a directory for the user if it is ...
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MOTD is updated very rarely

I understand that pam_motd updates the MOTD upon login, but sometimes MOTD just doesn't get updated for days and I'm puzzled what might be the reason. I'd like to add uptime and who outputs to the ...
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Sudo does not recognize my password anymore

The problem is happening on a remote server, so everything is done through ssh. I can login with my key, no problem here. I can change my password at will with passwd (which I believe shows that it's ...
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Gnome doesn't store password in keyring

I'm on 12.04, trying to extract my login credintials from ~/.gnome2/keyrings/login.keyring and not having much luck, looks like that keyring is empty. seahorse is showing it as an empty keystore. I ...
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Type password into login screen, hit enter - nothing happens

I first install Ubuntu 13.10 a few weeks ago and its been going great. I'm still pretty new to Linux, so I haven't been doing a whole lot. The past couple days I've tried installing LAMP, then ...
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how to manage ubuntu users from php

I have an Ubuntu 12.04 server machine in a local net, and I would like to log in my user through php. I have tried with pam_auth() but it wasn't configured neither activated for php. I tried a ...
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Getting error sudo: pam_authenticate: Module is unknown

I am new to Ubuntu and have installed Ubuntu 12.04.3 on my laptop. I need to install VAS on it but when I do I get the error: sudo: pam_authenticate: Module is unknown. And I cannot make any other ...