groupadd: PAM authentication failed
scott at jasongurtz.com
Mon Dec 27 09:18:18 PST 2004
Vincent Blondel wrote:
>>Vincent Blondel wrote:
>>>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
>>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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> Thanks a lot Scott ... It works :)
> I also have the problem with userdel and groupdel and I also had to do
> this way so I am looking at Fedora and mandrake how they do it and I don't
> find any useradd, ...
> I think I will have to investigate for this because I am not sure I have
> well understood how PAM works.
For userdel I did the following (I forgot to setup groupdel, I'm
thinking that userdel and groupdel will be the same:
auth sufficient pam_rootok.so
auth required pam_unix.so
account required pam_unix.so
session required pam_unix.so
password required pam_permit.so
I just looked at BLFS 5.1.1 docs and did not see either listed. I'm
trying to remember exactly where I got this setup from. I think my
reasoning was that userdel and groupdel should be basicly the same as
useradd and groupadd since they require password authentication to execute.
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