groupadd: PAM authentication failed

Scott Hale scott at
Mon Dec 27 07:34:16 PST 2004

Vincent Blondel wrote:

> Hello All,
> I get next error message when I use groupadd :
> "groupadd: PAM authentication failed".
When I encountered this problem a few months ago, I resolved it by doing 
the following

cp /etc/pam.d/useradd /etc/pam.d/groupadd

This seems to have taken care of the problem for me.  I think my 
reasoning was sound on this.  In my mind, the useradd and groupadd 
commands should have the same pam configuration.


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