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KB-10058: First login fails on HP-UX

Authentication Service ,  

30 March,18 at 10:05 PM

In most cases, when users log in to the Unix shell for the first time, their home directory is created automatically. In HP-UX, however, does not support directory creation during user login, so it does not recognize the newly-created home directory as a valid directory to use and the initial login fails.

After this initial failure, as long as the home directory has been created successfully and can be accessed at the next login attempt, and the next login succeeds.

Therefore, when a user logs on to HP-UX for the first time and does not already have a home directory defined, the HP Display Manager session will fail and only a xterm window will be displayed but logging in a second time will successfully start the user session.