[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#717297: Bug#717297: lightdm: pam.d/lightdm-greeter doesn't use system settings for pam

Yves-Alexis Perez corsac at debian.org
Fri Jul 19 20:01:27 UTC 2013

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On ven., 2013-07-19 at 11:24 +1000, Peter Chubb wrote:
> Package: lightdm
> Version: 1.6.0-3
> Severity: normal
> Dear Maintainer,
> We're running in an environment that authenticates via ldap, using sssd
> locally.  But pam.d/lightdm-greeter doesn't use common-session etc., so
> the updates that sssd's installation did to pam.d/common-xxx don't apply.
> I think that pam-greeter should use all the appropriate common-xxx files
> in pam.d to manage authentication and so on, so that whatever the admin
> has set up for authentication is obeyed by lightdm.  As can be seen from
> the attached file, I `fixed' it for now by manually adding an appropriate
> pam_sssd line.

Can you tell us what exactly is broken by this? As far as I know this
pam file is only for the greeter, not for session run from them (they're
handled by /etc/pam.d/lightdm which correctly includes the common debian

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