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Bug 7912 - GDM does not permit login when password needs changing
Summary: GDM does not permit login when password needs changing
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: gdm
Version: 6.1
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Havoc Pennington
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Depends On:
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Reported: 1999-12-20 20:57 UTC by Philip Spencer
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2000-01-17 20:28:27 UTC

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Description Philip Spencer 1999-12-20 20:57:59 UTC
GDM does not permit login when the user's password needs changing, as is
commonly the case when a user logs in for the first time after a random
initial password has been created for them by a system administrator. The
following patch fixes this problem by allowing gdm to let PAM prompt for
the new password:

--- gdm-2.0beta2/daemon/verify.c.orig   Wed Sep  1 16:08:51 1999
+++ gdm-2.0beta2/daemon/verify.c        Mon Dec 20 15:48:31 1999
@@ -167,7 +167,12 @@
        goto pamerr;

-    if ((pamerr = pam_acct_mgmt (pamh, 0)) != PAM_SUCCESS) {
+    pamerr = pam_acct_mgmt(pamh,0);
+    if (pamerr == PAM_NEW_AUTHTOK_REQD) {
+        pamerr = pam_chauthtok(pamh,PAM_CHANGE_EXPIRED_AUTHTOK);
+    }
+    if (pamerr != PAM_SUCCESS) {
        gdm_error (_("Couldn't set acct. mgmt for %s"), login);
        goto pamerr;

Comment 1 Elliot Lee 2000-01-17 20:28:59 UTC
Thanks for the patch - I've applied it, and it will be in gdm-2.0beta2-18 in
Rawhide very soon.

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