Enterprise Manager Backup (RMAN) job Fails with Local Authentication Failed...Attempt PAM authentication...PAM failed with error (Doc ID 1580999.1)

Last updated on JULY 08, 2016

Applies to:

Enterprise Manager Base Platform - Version 10.2.0.5 to 12.1.0.5.0 [Release 10.2 to 12.1]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

Scheduled Enterprise Manager Backup Jobs (RMAN) fail with the error:-

Local Authentication Failed...Attempt PAM authentication...PAM failed with error

Tracing of the job (using trace parameters from <note:565414.1>) shows:-

2013-08-18 03:30:05,726 Thread-42507120 INFO  Authentication: Default nmo binary has setuid permissions
2013-08-18 03:30:05,726 Thread-42507120 DEBUG Authentication: nmejcap.c: argv =
2013-08-18 03:30:05,726 Thread-42507120 DEBUG Authentication: nmejcap.c: 0: /u01/app/oracle/agent/agent10g/perl/bin/perl
2013-08-18 03:30:05,726 Thread-42507120 DEBUG Authentication: nmejcap.c :_adjustArgsForPDP args[0] = /u01/app/oracle/agent/agent10g/perl/bin/perl
2013-08-18 03:30:05,726 Thread-42507120 DEBUG Authentication: nmejcap_Process_remote_new: nmejcap: Local process
2013-08-18 03:30:05,728 Thread-42507120 DEBUG Authentication: nmejcap_Process_run : PROCESS_TYPE (LOCAL_RUN) RETURN_FROM_PROCESS_RUN (0)
2013-08-18 03:30:05,728 Thread-42507120 DEBUG Authentication: nmejcap: (PDP-auth) Exiting nmejcap_Process_PDP_Authenticate.
2013-08-18 03:30:05,729 Thread-55409520 DEBUG Dispatcher: nmemdisp_addAbortCallback 1453469 - abort1 = 81cfc48, acb=c7e1f0
2013-08-18 03:30:05,729 Thread-55409520 DEBUG Dispatcher: Adding abort context for ID = 1453469
2013-08-18 03:30:07,239 Thread-55409520 DEBUG Authentication: nmejcap.c: buf=' LOG: Local Authentication Failed...Attempt PAM authentication...PAM failed with error: '
2013-08-18 03:30:07,239 Thread-49109872 ERROR command: failed to write to stdin of process 1731: (errno=32: Broken pipe) 

 

Cause

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