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Login Problem

Suni Raj

Login Problem


My server is a hp-ux 11.0 box in trusted mode. It is not allowing to login any users except root. When any user try to login it says login incorrect. The problem is for all user except root. There is no error in pwck and grpck. Can anybody give me some input to solve this problem.


Orhan Biyiklioglu
Respected Contributor

Re: Login Problem

is there a file named /etc/nologin ?
Stephen Keane
Honored Contributor

Re: Login Problem

Is the date set correctly on the box?
Mark Nieuwboer
Esteemed Contributor

Re: Login Problem

Can you give some more information.
How do you log on ssh or telnet.
on which runlevel ar you. command is who -r

what does syslog say.

grtz. Mark
Orhan Biyiklioglu
Respected Contributor

Re: Login Problem

if the
NOLOGIN=1 line is enabled in /etc/default/security file and if there exists the file /etc/nologin the the system will not allow nonroot users to login
Esteemed Contributor

Re: Login Problem

NOTE: if the NOLOGIN is in effect, you'll get this message:

"Only superusers are allowed to login at this time due to the presence
of the file /etc/nologin and NOLOGIN option set in /etc/default/security

Have you actually *looked* at /etc/passwd?
Are the user entries still there?
Have you looked at a tcb entry for a user?
# cat /tcb/files/auth/b/bobv

# pwck -s -l

What happens if you set the password for one of these user accounts as root via
# passwd user
Can the user then log in ?

Also, show "etc/pam.conf" and "/etc/pam_user.conf"

"The lyf so short, the craft so long to lerne." - Chaucer
Trusted Contributor

Re: Login Problem


What shell is the default for all the users ? Checked /etc/shells ?

I had a problem similar but the other way around only root cannot setup ftp connection because root uses's shell is not in /etc/shells