Root fails to login with login incorrect
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SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 Service Pack 3 (SLES 12 SP3)
login: pam_unix(login:auth): check pass: user unknown
login: pam_unix(login:auth): authentication failure; logname=LOGIN uid=0 euid=0 tty=tty1 ruser= rhost=
login: FAILED LOGIN 1 FROM tty1 FOR (unknown), User not known to the underlying authentication module
Some system services may be affected with similar errors:
[FAILED] Failed to start OpenSSH Daemon.
[FAILED] Failed to start wicked AutoIPv4 supplicant service.
[FAILED] Failed to start wicked DHCPv6 supplicant service.
[FAILED] Failed to start wicked DHCPv4 supplicant service.
There was no /etc/nologin present. However, the root user is found correctly in the authentication files.
# grep root /etc/passwd
# ls -al /etc/passwd
-rw------- 1 root root 1060 Oct 26 2018 /etc/passwd
# grep passwd /etc/nsswitch.conf
# getent passwd | grep root
# chmod 644 /etc/passwd
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- Document ID:7023968
- Creation Date: 24-Jun-2019
- Modified Date:03-Mar-2020
- SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
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