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

John Hixson john at pcbsd.org
Wed Jan 9 19:43:25 PST 2013


On Thu, Jan 10, 2013 at 10:06:28AM +0700, claive alvin Acedilla wrote:
>    Active Directory enable should have stopped gdm autologin entirely. But
>    still l gdm autologin will proceed and hangs


I will be looking at this soon.

- John

> 
>    On Tue, Jan 8, 2013 at 3:40 AM, claive alvin Acedilla
>    <cabpacedilla at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
>      I'm sorry I did not mention this before with the report.
>      GDM will proceed the autologin or timed login even though password is
>      not provided.
>      Then after that gdm will be just be greyed with buttons disabled but
>      cannot proceed to the desktop.
>      The user is stuck with a greyed gdm with disabled buttons not logging in
>      to the desktop.
> 
>      On Tue, Jan 8, 2013 at 3:12 AM, John Hixson <john at pcbsd.org> wrote:
> 
>        On Mon, Jan 07, 2013 at 10:23:13AM -0500, Kris Moore wrote:
>        >    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.
> 
>        Oops, forgot to reply-all.
> 
>        This is by design.
>        - John
>        >
>        >  --
>        >  Kris Moore
>        >  PC-BSD Software
>        >  iXsystems
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