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Re: root can't login when ldap service fails

Hi John,

  I've had the exact problem. If you look in your log files you will
probably see some error containing "root / account management ldap".

I think the fix here is go to /etc/pam.d . Edit your system-auth file.

look for the line that says:

account    required    /lib/security/pam_unix.so

change required to sufficient. See if that works. I haven't fixed that
error yet on my system, because I'm too lazy. See if that works, and let
me know.


On Mon, 9 Jun 2003, John Beamon wrote:

> I'm working on Red Hat Linux 7.3, OpenLDAP 2.0.27.  pam_ldap was set up
> with RH's authconfig tool.  When the ldap service doesn't start or is
> unreachable for some reason, root is not allowed to login.  I set
> pam_min_uid to 500 in /etc/ldap.conf.  I'm not finding anything else to
> check, so I would appreciate some help.  We're not putting root into
> LDAP, obviously.  What am I missing?
> --
> John Beamon
> Systems Administrator
> Franklin American Mortgage
> eml: jbeamon@franklinamerican.com
> web: www.franklinamerican.com