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# 1  
Old 12-05-2007
Prompted for System Password during login


I'm new to HP-UX. I have a system running B.11.23 on ia64. The system gets its user passwords via active directory. Everytime a new account is added to AD a script pushes out the account info to all the systems and this system is updated too. However, on this machine, users are unable to login as they get prompted for "System Password" after entering their password. See below:

$ ssh hpi-app3
System Password:
System Password:

This process never ends. Where do I even look for some setting? Can someone shed some light on this?


# 2  
Old 12-06-2007
Problem solved. Steps taken to solve the problem:

1. check whether system in trusted mode (it was not)
2. check pam.conf for errors
3. check krb5.conf for errors
4. tail -f /usr/adm/syslog/syslog.log while attempt to login as regular user. Noticed error:

Dec  6 10:18:41 hpi-app3 sshd[17996]: [Clock skew too great in KDC reply] while getting initial credentials
Dec  6 10:18:41 hpi-app3 sshd[17996]: [Authentication failed] Password not valid 
Dec  6 10:25:07 hpi-app3 sshd[17996]: error: PAM: Authentication faile


A clue. Check system time and it was off by 6 minutes.

7. ntpdate
8. login as regular user:

Dec  6 10:25:13 hpi-app3 sshd[18049]: Accepted keyboard-interactive/pam for XXXX from port 14153 ssh2

Now users are able to login.
# 3  
Old 12-06-2007
Excellent. Thanks for updating the thread with you problem determination and fix.
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