Oracle Linux or OVM Server: Local User Login Failed With Error: "pam_sss(sshd:account): Request to sssd failed. Connection refused"

(Doc ID 2309075.1)

Last updated on SEPTEMBER 24, 2017

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 6.9 with Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel [4.1.12] and later
Oracle VM - Version 3.0.1 and later
Linux x86-64

Symptoms

Local users cannot login to the server.  The /var/log/secure log shows entries similar to:

 

Changes

 Server is configured as LDAP client.

Cause

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