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Stephen Berg (Contractor, Code 7320) wrote:
> On 11/06/2017 09:37 AM, Rob Crittenden wrote:
>> Stephen Berg (Contractor, Code 7320) via FreeIPA-users wrote:
>>> On 11/06/2017 08:02 AM, Stephen Berg (Contractor, Code 7320) via
>>> FreeIPA-users wrote:
>>>> Had a few users get kicked off a console session while changing their
>>>> password.  Seems there's a rather short timeout for this.  Is the
>>>> timeout a configuration that can be adjusted somewhere in IPA or
>>>> possibly pam.d?  I've been looking for it but haven't come across
>>>> anything that looks likely so far.
>>>>
>>> Forgot to mention... Systems are running SciLinux 7.3 or 7.4 same as the
>>> ipa servers.
>>>
>> Need more information.
>>
>> How are you changing the password? I'm assuming you mean logging into
>> the console with an expired password but it isn't clear.
>>
>> What output are you getting?
>>
>> Was this configuring using ipa-client-install?
>>
>>
>>
>> rob
>>
> Switching to a console with Ctrl-Alt-F3, user with an expired password
> logs in, gets told their password has expired and they need to change
> it.  The system asks for current password again, they type that, then
> they type a new password twice to get it changed.  The problem comes up
> with a slow typist and partway through the process the console just
> kicks them off and they're back at a login prompt. There's no error
> message on the screen that I've been able to see, and I'm not seeing any
> log entries to indicate a problem.
> 

IIRC agetty handles console logins these days and I'm assuming that is
invoked by systemd-getty-generator. I'm not sure what knobs are
available to tune timeouts with these.

rob
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