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[ale] Need urgent help - locked myself out with nologin



Thanks Scott! That worked! Oh man, I really thought I'd trashed this server.

I just love it about Linux that one can mount a server as a drive on
another machine, and fix things by editing a plain text file.

ed


On Mon, Feb 17, 2014 at 7:41 PM, Scott McBrien <smcbrien at gmail.com> wrote:

> Yes.  You'll have to force write it since the file is set to ro by
> default.  On a working machine you'd use usermod to 'unlock' the user.
>
> -Scott
>
> On Feb 17, 2014, at 7:30 PM, Edward Holcroft <eholcroft at mkainc.com> wrote:
>
> Only sshd and the user I created are set to nologin.
>
>  In /etc/shadow I do see ! in front of my sudo user. What do I do? just
> delete it?
>
> ed
>
>
>
>
> On Mon, Feb 17, 2014 at 7:24 PM, Scott McBrien <smcbrien at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> 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.
>>
>> -Scott
>>
>> 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
>>
>> Help!
>>
>> ed
>>
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