[PC-BSD Testing] Enabling Active Directory will let gdm autologin ask for password

Kris Moore kris at pcbsd.org
Mon Jan 7 07:23:13 PST 2013

On 01/07/2013 03:10, claive alvin Acedilla wrote:
> Enabling Active Directory asking password in gdm autologin
> I don't know is this a bug or by design
> Steps:
> 1. Enable gdm autologin to username in Control Panel so that everytime
> your username is autologin during boot
> 2. Enable Active Directory in Control Panel
> 3. Logout
> 4. Notice that gdm is asking password for autologin
> I noticed that this line below is inserted on the second line in
> /etc/pam.d/gdm-autologin
> auth    sufficient      /usr/local/lib/pam_winbind.so   silent 
> try_first_pass  krb5_auth       krb5_ccache_type=FILE
> But once you disable Active Directory, that line will be removed and
> gdm autologin will work back normal.
> I'm using PC-BSD 9.1 DVD LXDE in Virtualbox
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Ill have to check with our AD guy, but I think this is normal. Once you
enable AD, you are no longer able to just use GDM's auto-login feature,
since it has to auth with your AD server.

Kris Moore
PC-BSD Software

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