Solaris 8 Kerberos / Ldap Client Setup Matthew.GARRETT at
Fri May 15 04:17:42 EDT 2009

 "Douglas E. Engert" <deengert at> wrote on 14/05/2009 20:13:25:

> Matthew.GARRETT at wrote:
> > Folks 
> > 
> > I am trying to setup a Solaris 8 client to talk to Kerberos / Ldap 
> > of using NIS 
> > 
> > Ldap works fine e.g getent passwd 
> > Displays the LDAP Pasword entries 
> > 
> > Kerberos: 
> > Doing a kinit USERNAME , works fine if I am logged on to the console 
> > root user 
> > So would seem that /etc/krb/krb5.conf is configured correctly. 
> > 
> > I have changed /etc/pam.conf to use krb5 
> > other   password sufficient     /usr/lib/security/$ISA/ 
> > other   password required       /usr/lib/security/$ISA/pam_krb5.
> so.1 use_first_pass 
> > # 
> > 
 Adding debug does not seem to generate aany more details.

> Try adding debug as a param on the above line.
> > However when I try and login as a normal user /var/adm/authlog shows 
> > following error's 
> > 
> > May 14 17:20:48 bruce PAM: [ID 702575 auth.debug] pam_start(telnet ) - 

> > debug = 1
> First of all you should not use telnet, as the password maybe sent over
> the network in the clear. Consider using ssh.

Normaly we do use ssh but for testing turned on telnet
In case ssh was causing problems.

> > No account present for user
> This says it can not find the account, so there is some issue with
> the user account or the nsswitch.conf finding ldap, or how telnet is
> passing in the username.
> add debug options to the pam.conf entries.
> We don't have any Solaris 8 anymore but when we did, we did not use the
> Sun version of Kerberos or pam_krb5. We have uses MIT Kerberos and 
> pam_krb5 modules. (On Solaris 10 the Sun Kerberos, ssh and pam_krb5 
> work well.)
Now that bit is intersting , maybe Solaris 8 stock version of Kerberos is 
I will download the latest version and see if that makes any differance.


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