Solaris ssh client does not show expired password warning message and permission denied error on login attempt

(Doc ID 1379712.1)

Last updated on JULY 29, 2016

Applies to:

Solaris Operating System - Version 10 3/05 to 10 1/13 U11 [Release 10.0]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
***Checked for relevance on 09-Oct-2013***


When a user that had a expired password would ssh to the Solaris 10 system they would not be warned about the expired password or prompted to change it. For example:

ssh -l user hostname
user@hostname's password:
Permission denied (keyboard-interactive).

It fails with a permission denied and no expiration message provided.
The expectation was the following:

ssh -l user hostname
Warning: Your password has expired, please change it now.

New Password:
Re-enter new Password:
sshd-kbdint: password successfully changed for user


In attempting to correct another ssh issue the customer had modified this option in the /etc/ssh/sshd_config file from:

PAMAuthenticationViaKBDInt Yes


PAMAuthenticationViaKBDInt No



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