MySQL PAM Authentication

(Doc ID 2040473.1)

Last updated on MARCH 04, 2017

Applies to:

MySQL Server - Version 5.6 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


On : 5.6 version, Security

When attempting to authenticate using PAM authentication over ldaps,
the following error occurs.

PAM error: Authentication service cannot retrieve authentication info
2015-08-03 15:21:04 23509 [Warning] Access denied for user **************************** (using password: YES)

The issue can be reproduced at will with the following steps:
1. Using the Enterprise edition of mysql, attempt to authenticate via ldaps to the mysql server.

The issue has the following business impact:
Due to this issue, users cannot authenticate via a secure ldaps line.


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