[Samba] Advice on: sshd[28182]: PAM pam_set_item: NULL

Mac dmccann at nibsc.ac.uk
Tue Feb 19 06:22:52 GMT 2002

>From: Andrew Bartlett <abartlet at pcug.org.au>
>Subject: Re: [Samba] Advice on: sshd[28182]: PAM pam_set_item: NULL pamhandlepassed
>Date: Tue, 19 Feb 2002 06:30:20 +1100
>Andrew Bartlett wrote:
>> Mark Cooke wrote:
>> >
>> > And the error is still there, is the problem fixed in a newer version? or
>> > could it be something else as you mentioned?
>> I'm assuming its a OpenSSH problem - as the basic function calls work
>> for other applications.  I need to chase this down.
>(and once again for the list - sombody will find this useful in the
>OpenSSH rejects as 'invalid' all users with shells not found in
>/etc/shells.  It isn't particularly verbose about it either.  Winbind's
>default shell is /bin/false, hence this little issue.  Set it to /bin/sh
>if you want to allow SSH logins (template shell = /bin/sh)

A possibly neater solution if you don't want to give real shell accounts
to the users is to add '/bin/false' to the end of /etc/shells instead.

If necessary, you could make a copy of /bin/false to (say) /bin/false-shell
and add that to /etc/shells instead, and then use that in /etc/passwd

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