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This is a strange problem to me. I have /etc/pam.d/common-password and common-auth setup so that users are only allowed 3 tries to log in correctly. So that when I run ...
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- 05-20-2013 #1
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Ubuntu 12.04 Sudo Failures Increment even with successful password
I have /etc/pam.d/common-password and common-auth setup so that users are only allowed 3 tries to log in correctly. So that when I run sudo_tally or faillog to see how many failures a user account has it shows correctly.
However! I have sudo privileges and I log in without issues, but then when I try to run the Ubuntu Software Center to run updates, I'm asked to enter my password, I enter it, it accepts it, but it increments the "Failures" when I run "Faillog" even though I did not screw up the password entry, it still increments the failure count. Why? I have already locked my self out once.
What's messed up here? I need to get this fixed because other accounts are going to have the same problem I can't deploy this system like this.
- 05-25-2013 #2
sudo will elevate privileges to root. This is not needed when logging in as a user. Type:
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