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Re: System user login fails if ldap goes down.

On Thursday, 3 February 2011 14:34:21 Meghanand Acharekar wrote:
> Hi,
> I have configured a mixed authentication systems (LDAP + System Users).
> On this system some users are configure to login via ldap rest as system
> users.
> I observed that if the ldap server goes down, system users also not able to
> login.
> Is there any way to prevent this, following my pam configuration.
> system-auth :
> auth        required      pam_env.so
> auth        sufficient    pam_unix.so nullok try_first_pass
> auth        requisite     pam_succeed_if.so uid >= 500 quiet
> auth        sufficient    pam_ldap.so use_first_pass
> auth        required      pam_deny.so
> account     required      pam_unix.so broken_shadow
> account     sufficient    pam_succeed_if.so uid < 500 quiet

Replace the above line with:
account sufficient pam_localuser.so

If you have pam_localuser.so available (you didn't mention which distro, but 
it seems to be RH-derived).