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User Unable to Login Using Correct Password or Change User Password, Error: "passwd: Authentication token manipulation error" (Doc ID 2526118.1)

Last updated on SEPTEMBER 21, 2021

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 7.2 with Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel [4.1.12] and later
Linux x86-64


A user is unable to login to a linux server using the correct password, and the login attempt fails with the following error:

localhost passwd: gkr-pam: no password set, and use_authtok was specified
localhost passwd: gkr-pam: couldn't change password for the login keyring: the passwords didn't match.
localhost passwd: gkr-pam: stopped the daemon

Try to change the password of the user "user" also fails, as follows:

[root@localhost]$ passwd user
Changing password for user user.
Changing password for user.
(current) UNIX password:
passwd: Authentication token manipulation error


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