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Re: root can't login when ldap service fails
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
> web: www.franklinamerican.com