Jul 122012

Whenever I login to my CentOS6 dedicated server my logs say

su: PAM unable to dlopen(/lib64/security/pam_fprintd.so): /lib64/security/pam_fprintd.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
Jul 12 13:11:07 CentOS-55-64-minimal su: PAM adding faulty module: /lib64/security/pam_fprintd.so

The thing about PAM is that it is tons of modules. Now fprintd is nothing but figerprint module. This on a so called CentOS minimal install.

Just disable it, and you’ll be fine.

authconfig --disablefingerprint --update

 Posted by at 7:16 pm

  2 Responses to “PAM unable to dlopen(/lib64/security/pam_fprintd.so) CentOS6 is solved”

  1. Ha, yea that works if you aren’t using IPA. If you are using IPA it fully disbles the main reason you’d use IPA which is to do centralized IPA key authentication

    • Hi John,
      I don’t know anything about this. What is IPA and IPA key authentication? All I could find is this http://linux.die.net/man/1/ipa-client-install and if it is something that affects a service that could be in use then perhaps it’s not the best thing to do. It’s good to know. Thanks for sharing this info. But other than I think it’s quite ok to disable.

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