Executing A su(1) Command Fails And System Log Shows "pam_keyinit: Unable to change UID to 501 temporarily" (Doc ID 1511720.1)

Last updated on JUNE 13, 2013

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 6.0 and later
Linux x86
Linux x86-64

Symptoms

In a system of Oracle Linux 6.2, "su - cissys" command been executed successfully, but /var/log/secure shows some error messages:

Changes

 System is under heavy load. For example:

    Oracle Utilities Mobile Workforce Management (MWM) 2.1
    Oracle Utilities Customer Care and Billing (CC&B) 2.3.1
    Oracle Utilities Meter Data Management (MDM) 2.0.1

Cause

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