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Bug 154519 - GDM cannot login with LDAP
Summary: GDM cannot login with LDAP
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: gdm
Version: 4.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
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Assignee: Ray Strode [halfline]
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Reported: 2005-04-12 13:53 UTC by James Shanks
Modified: 2012-06-20 15:54 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2012-06-20 15:54:58 UTC
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Description James Shanks 2005-04-12 13:53:43 UTC
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Description of problem:
I have configured LDAP on our RHEL4 server.  I can logon to the server from a local TTY session, I can logon from a Windows workstation with Samba, I can use LDAP on the server to validate the logon on a RH Linux 9 workstation, I can send email to users in the LDAP database, etc.  What I cannot do is logon using GDM on the LDAP server itself.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.  Setup LDAP on RHEL4
2.  Enable LDAP logon with authconfig
3.  Try to logon with a user in the LDAP database

Actual Results:  Login screen displays a Bad Username or Password Message

log has the following entries:
Apr 12 08:21:43 cruiser2005 gdm(pam_unix)[2766]: check pass; user unknown
Apr 12 08:21:43 cruiser2005 gdm(pam_unix)[2766]: authentication failure; logname= uid=0 euid=0 tty=:0 ruser= rhost=
Apr 12 08:21:43 cruiser2005 gdm(pam_unix)[2766]: could not identify user (from getpwnam(jshanks))
Apr 12 08:21:43 cruiser2005 gdm-binary[2766]: Couldn't set acct. mgmt for jshanks

Expected Results:  should login.

Additional info:

A tty login gives the following:

Apr 12 08:20:31 cruiser2005 login(pam_unix)[5069]: check pass; user unknown
Apr 12 08:20:31 cruiser2005 login(pam_unix)[5069]: authentication failure; logname=LOGIN uid=0 euid=0 tty=tty1 ruser= rhost=
Apr 12 08:20:31 cruiser2005  -- jshanks[5069]: LOGIN ON tty1 BY jshanks

Comment 1 Jiri Pallich 2012-06-20 15:54:58 UTC
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