normal user login fails after upgrade from SLES 12 SP4 to newer SLES version

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Environment

​​​​​SUSE Linux Enterprise Server SLES 15
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server SLES 12
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server SLES 11 SP4

Situation

Regular user cannot login to the system after upgrading from SLES 11 SP4 to a newer version of SLES

Resolution

Switch from pam_unix2 to  pam_unix as this :
find /etc/pam.d/ -type f -exec sed -i -e "s/pam_unix2/pam_unix/g" {} \;

Cause

pam_unix2 is deprecated and has issues with systemd

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  • Document ID:000019703
  • Creation Date: 25-Sep-2020
  • Modified Date:25-Sep-2020
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

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