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Re: pam_authenticate only works when logged in as root
From: Igmar Palsenberg (maillistjdimedia.nl)
Date: Fri Jul 08 2005 - 03:42:00 CDT
> This is easy - you're using shadow passwords so you cannot authenticate
> other users if the pam authentication doesn't run as root.
This isn't the issue : Authentication succeeds if the daemon runs as the
user it is about to authenticate. When the permissions of /etc/shadow is
the issue, *all* authentication fails except when running as root.
It's probably some sort or RBAC issue, of PAM is using an external helper.
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