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Old 09-08-2009
Non root login problems in AIX

Hi All,

I have setup a non root user on AIX 5.3, using smit. When I try logging on as that user my login screen just disappears. I am using PUTTY. I login to the same box as root no problems. I have tried re-creating several different usernames but get the same effect I have also telneted from a box at the same location and get the same result, the screen just disappears. I have used other emulators, like TERRA TERM, used ssh and it gets to the prompt but immdediatley disappears.

Any help would be appreciated
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Old 09-08-2009
AIX is a bit tricky..
when you have created (with smit I assume..) an account, you need to, as root "validate it" that is by starting to set a passwd for the user:
passwd <user>

Only every times root modifies a user's password, It will ask at next connexion to change it again...
unless you type:
pwdadm -c <user>

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Old 09-09-2009
hi vbe,

you are correct i did setup the user as root and i did change the password fot that user.. it is no different on how i have done this before
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