Unable to Login to the Linux Server as non root User, "su" failing with Permission Denied Message (Doc ID 2232314.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 16, 2017

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 5.0 and later
Linux x86-64

Symptoms

Login as non root user failing without any errors. Immediately after entering password, session will be closed without any errors.  /var/log/secure shows following messages.

 

Changes

 File permissions were changed. 

Cause

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