My Oracle Support Banner

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 to
Linux x86-64
Linux x86


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

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



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


To view full details, sign in with your My Oracle Support account.

Don't have a My Oracle Support account? Click to get started!

My Oracle Support provides customers with access to over a million knowledge articles and a vibrant support community of peers and Oracle experts.