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[ale] Need urgent help - locked myself out with nologin
- Subject: [ale] Need urgent help - locked myself out with nologin
- From: smcbrien at gmail.com (Scott McBrien)
- Date: Mon, 17 Feb 2014 19:24:43 -0500
- In-reply-to: <[email protected]om>
- References: <[email protected]om>
Check the /etc/passwd file and make sure the she'll hasn't been set to /sbin/nologin, also that the user in question hasn't been locked with a preceding ! In their encrypted password field of /etc/shadow.
> On Feb 17, 2014, at 7:09 PM, Edward Holcroft <eholcroft at mkainc.com> wrote:
> Created a user with nologin option on one of my Amazon servers. Now cannot connect as my ubuntu/sudo user. Somehpw the nologin option applies to my sudo user, so keep getting permission denied message. I can connect as an ordinary user that I created, but no way to get root from there.
> I mounted the drive to another server, thinking I'd just delete /etc/nologin, and problem solved, except there is no /etc/nologin file to be found
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