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Problem with root account and putty

Problem with root account and putty

Problem with root account and putty

(OP)
Hi All.
Recently something has changed on one of our Solaris servers and we can no longer log into the root account from a Putty session.
It comes up saying "Using keyboard-interactive authentication" and fails when the correct password is entered.
Other methods of access such as FTP work with the root account but not directly into the console.

This box is Solaris 10, our other boxes are Solaris 9 though soon to be ugpraded.  The other boxes work fine and this one was working fine and I am not aware of any changes.

Is there a Solaris specific setting somewhere that could be causing this?  We can log in with another account and then use su but that is not always the best option for every task we need to perform.

At my age I still learn something new every day, but I forget two others.

RE: Problem with root account and putty

edit this file:

/etc/default/login

# If CONSOLE is set, root can only login on that device.
# Comment this line out to allow remote login by root.
#
CONSOLE=/dev/console
 

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RE: Problem with root account and putty

(OP)
That was the issue, thanks much AvayaTier3.
Not sure how that came to be changed as it was working not long ago but that's what happens when you have too many admins eh?
 

At my age I still learn something new every day, but I forget two others.

RE: Problem with root account and putty

(OP)
Oops, that was not the problem after all.  The line was in fact commented, not sure how I missed the # in front of it.
I should point out also that Although putty sessions fail with an incorrect password message one of the team is able to log in via Reflections and it works.

At my age I still learn something new every day, but I forget two others.

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