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Old 09-02-2008
[solved] Linux Authentication Problem

Hi,
I have a Debian Etch box. Yesterday I changed some LDAP configuration but after that I replaced the LDAP client configuration with my old backups. Now I can' login to the system even with local root. The system says:

Code:
Insufficient credentials to access authentication data

I know it was a PAM error but how can I get rid of this problem and give back access to the root? (I can change my files via a liveCD)

Thanks in advance.

Last edited by mjdousti; 09-02-2008 at 01:48 PM..
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Old 09-26-2008
Did you get your problem fixed? It was probably a PAM misconfiguration, correct?
# 3  
Old 09-26-2008
Yes, my problem solved.Smilie
I booted up with Ubuntu LiveCD and changed the content of /etc/pam/sshd content (if I remember well):

Code:
UsePAM no

After that I restarted the system and logged on with root and changed the PAM settings.
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