Kerberos Authentication not working with ssh through pam

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Suse Linux Enterprise 9 SP2
OpenSSH_3.8p1, SSH protocols 1.5/2.0, OpenSSL 0.9.7d 17 Mar 2004


I've configured Kerberos Client and can successfully get a ticket with
kinit <username>

I've configured /etc/security/pam_unix2.conf with "use_krb5"

Yet I cannot get sshd to take my Kerberos authentication.  When I enter
the password it immediately (very quickly, too quickly) rejects it.  It
will take my unix login but it takes about 3-5 seconds to authenticate
which makes me believe it is at least trying my unix password on the
kerberos server.

Any assistance would be appreciated.


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Re: Kerberos Authentication not working with ssh through pam


I have the same problem.

/var/log/messages tells me

sshd[1165]: pam_unix2: Unknown option: use_krb5

I have no clue!

Any help is greatly appreciated.


Re: Kerberos Authentication not working with ssh through pam

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You've misconfigured PAM, which has little to do with sshd.  Consult your
platform's documentation on the correct configuration of PAM.

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