on related problems:

I opened a bug regarding messages given to user on lightdm: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/lightdm/+bug/1009013

seems that pam interaction with user is not correctly handled by graphical logins.

De: "Marc Grimme" <grimme@atix.de>
A: "End-user discussions about the System Security Services Daemon" <sssd-users@lists.fedorahosted.org>
CC: freeipa-users@redhat.com
Enviat: dimarts, 20 de novembre de 2012 10:25:56
Assumpte: Re: [SSSD-users] [Freeipa-users] Problem with password reset on ubuntu 12.04 (lightdm)

Am 20.11.2012 09:39, schrieb Sumit Bose:
> On Mon, Nov 19, 2012 at 09:18:51PM +0100, Marc Grimme wrote:
>> Hello sssd list.
>> My problem is that a with sssd configured ubuntu 12.04 client cannot
>> change a password that has to be set a new for IPA.
>> As I've learned from the IPA list there are indications that sssd might
>> be the problem in this case.
>> With logging=10 in sssd.conf I see the following logs by sssd:
>> When a user password expires the users are requested to change their
>> password (in the login screen).
>> They'll type their old password and then repeat it as part of the change
>> process. Nevertheless - although the password matches - they are not
>> issued to input their new password but get the error message that this
>> action could not be performed (Password change failed. Server message..).
> I guess it is you PAM configuration. If you use a client side password
> checker, e.g. pam_cracklib or pam_pwquality.so,  in the password section
> of you PAM configuration you have to add the 'use_authtok' option to
> pam_sss in the section. If you do not use any checker you must not use
> 'use_authtok' here because sssd would expect a password to be available
> on the PAM stack but no module sets it.
> From your description I guess you do not have a client-side password
> checker but 'use_authtok' is set. If this is the case, please remove
> 'use_authtok' and try again.
> bye,
> Sumit
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Hi Sumit,
thanks very much.
I replaced the line
password sufficient pam_sss.so use_authtok
password sufficient pam_sss.so
restarted lightdm and the password change succeeded like a charm.

Regards Marc.
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