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KB-1629: AD user fails to unlock gnome-screensaver

Centrify DirectControl ,  

12 April,16 at 11:07 AM

Applies to:  All versions of Centrify DirectControl on RHEL and CentOS 5.4

Problem:
When logged in as a AD user, screensaver cannot be unlocked even though the dialog appears to correctly take the password. Also hitting the "Cancel" button to cancel the gnome-screensaver results in authenticating the AD user with a null password, which eventually leads to locking of the AD user account in Active Directory.

Cause:
The above described behavior is as a result of bugs in gnome-screensaver in RHEL and CentOS 5.4. For more detailed information, refer to the following bugs:

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=216615
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=216718

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