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OSWatcher Service Fails to Start with Error: "Starting OSWatcher: /bin/su: incorrect password [FAILED]" (Doc ID 2424545.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 09, 2018

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 6.8 with Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel [2.6.39] and later
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Version N/A and later
Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud Software - Version 2.0.6.3.180116 to 2.0.6.3.180116
Linux x86-64
Linux x86

Symptoms

While starting the OSWatcher Service in an Exalogic Guest it fails with the following error:

# service oswbb start
Starting OSWatcher: /bin/su: incorrect password
[FAILED]

 

Changes

The default /etc/pam.d/su configuration file had been modified.

Cause

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