"Authentication failure, check credential properties" error for local user from 12c (Doc ID 1569669.1)

Last updated on MAY 23, 2017

Applies to:

Enterprise Manager Base Platform - Version 12.1.0.1.0 to 12.1.0.2.0 [Release 12.1]
Linux x86-64

Symptoms

From Cloud Control navigate to Setup > Security > Named Credentials.
Now create a new credential for local user and provide the username/password.

Clicking on 'Test and Save' button gives following errors: 

Error
Authentication failure, check credential properties 

 Also doing validation from AGENT_BASE/sbin gives following errors:

./nmo
oracle
test
0
date
0

LOG: Attempt PAM authentication for emagent service...PAM failed with error: Authentication failure !@#--!@#7#@!--#@![

 

Cause

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