Subject: Re: pam_ssh for users w/o private keys
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Christos Zoulas <email@example.com>
Date: 06/23/2005 01:22:35
In article <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
Julio M. Merino Vidal <email@example.com> wrote:
>I've enabled pam_ssh in /etc/pam.d/display_manager, so that I can log in
>from gdm using my key's passphrase (and get an agent started).
>Everything is fine for my regular user, but it's not for others that
>don't have a private key in their home directory (i.e., root).
>I mean, if I try to log in as root, gdm asks me for the ssh passphrase
>(something that shouldn't happen, as I see it). At that point, I hit
>enter, hoping that it would proceed with the next authentication module,
>pam_unix, asking me the regular password. But it does not. It just
>reports a login error.
>AFAICS in the documentation, setting pam_ssh as sufficient (which is the
>default in the example display_manager file) should cause failures in
>this module to fallback to other modules in the chain (pam_unix).
>(I don't think this is a gdm specific bug since the same thing works
>fine under Linux, using whatever PAM implementation it has.)
>Am I wrong in my expectations? Or is there a problem somewhere?
Did you type your password when it asked for the passphrase? Do you
have try first pass set?