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Re: root can't login when ldap service fails
In a message dated: Mon, 09 Jun 2003 09:24:15 CDT
John Beamon said:
>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?
First, don't use GUIs to configure things like this, they hide too
much of what's going on, and prevent you from learning how the system
Next, check the contents of /etc/nsswitch.conf. You probably have a
when you likely need:
passwd: files ldap
Read the man page for nsswitch.conf to figure out how this stuff
works, it's pretty simple.
Key fingerprint = 1660 FECC 5D21 D286 F853 E808 BB07 9239 53F1 28EE
It may look like I'm just sitting here doing nothing,
but I'm really actively waiting for all my problems to go away.
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