OpenSSH public key problem with Solaris 10 and LDAP users?

Darren Tucker dtucker at
Thu Aug 16 18:10:15 EST 2007

Alexander Skwar wrote:
> Darren Tucker <dtucker at> wrote:
>> The "-a" option skips the pam_authenticate call which simulates what
>> happens during a public-key authentication.
> Hm. No difference between non-working and working user:
> ./pam-test-harness -a -u askwar
> Both times, I get a "Authentication failed" message. Or am I using
> the tool wrong?

You might want to use "-s sshd" to get the PAM sshd service.  By default 
it uses "login".

Darren Tucker (dtucker at
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