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Bug 121944 - Authentication fails when LDAP server is not available
Summary: Authentication fails when LDAP server is not available
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 55193
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: authconfig
Version: 1
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Tomas Mraz
QA Contact: Brian Brock
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2004-04-29 09:18 UTC by Paulo Silva
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:10 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2004-10-15 07:34:27 UTC

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Description Paulo Silva 2004-04-29 09:18:58 UTC
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Description of problem:
I'm using the authconfig tool to configure the system's authentication
through an OpenLDAP local server. I was wondering what happened when the
server is down and I noticed that all authentication fails, even those
in the passwd file. I think it should fall back to normal account if

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Use authconfig to enable LDAP authentication.
2. Stop the LDAP server.
3. Try to login with an normal account.

Actual Results:  Login fails.

Expected Results:  Login with normal accounts (from /etc/passwd)
should be enabled.

Additional info:

By altering the pam_unix account line in the
/etc/pam.d/system-auth file from:

   account required /lib/security/$ISA/


  account sufficient /lib/security/$ISA/

I was able to get it right.

Comment 1 Jindrich Novy 2004-09-14 12:23:26 UTC
*** Bug 121451 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 2 Tomas Mraz 2004-10-15 07:31:46 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 55193 ***

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