I’m really having a bad headache with this. I have PXE diskless clients booting open suse 11.2. The problem is this sec. policy, the user only has 3 tries for login with the correct user and pass, after the third try, the account blocks the user.
The problem is the user don’t know what’s going on whit its account, because kdm just shows “Login Failed”, and no other details, and this brings a lot of complains.
Would be really good messages like “Cannot Login: Wrong Password”, “Cannot Login: Unknown User” and also “Cannot Login: This Account remains blocked, call your admin”, “Cannot Login: God hates you and me to xD” >:) , or something like that, or just the PAM messages in /var/log/messages, like:
Jul 20 22:13:52 hyoga login: gkr-pam: error looking up user information for: ppppep
Jul 20 22:13:54 hyoga login: FAILED LOGIN 1 FROM /dev/tty1 FOR UNKNOWN, User not known to the underlying authentication module
Jul 20 22:13:59 hyoga login: gkr-pam: error looking up user information for: tuto
Jul 20 22:14:01 hyoga login: FAILED LOGIN 2 FROM /dev/tty1 FOR UNKNOWN, User not known to the underlying authentication module
Jul 20 22:14:08 hyoga login: FAILED LOGIN SESSION FROM /dev/tty1 FOR metallica, Authentication failure
Jul 20 22:14:29 hyoga kdm: :0: gkr-pam: error looking up user information for: homer
If someone can guide me about just send this messages and inform the user on the console what’s going on, would be great for offer better support.
I read about pam, kdm, xdm, and not found a clue, and I really don’t know so much about pam.
I really know for security reasons this is working as should be, it shouldn’t be verbose about this errors, but I really need it. I guess it is just about configure something in some place, but what it is???
All your help will be really appreciated.