Created attachment 180379 [details]
system auth fix
When unix passwords are disabled, but alternative methods exist, authentication fails anyway. This patch aligns with system authentication instead, which is also used by e.g. login/su.
Thanks, I'm not sure this is still an issue. I'm in the process of updating this port, can you please test with the patch in bug 212471? And if it's still an issue, send a copy of the scripts/linux/pam.d/vmtoolsd file itself? Figuring out the changes to from a diff of a diff against a diff of a diff is too confusing for me, sorry.
The desired contents of the target file is simply these two lines, which automatically include pam_unix.so:
auth include system
account include system
I can test against 212471, but it will take a day or two. Do you have an ETA for the update to 10.1.0?
(In reply to Franco Fichtner from comment #2)
Ah, I see. I hope to have the new version committed by 3/15.
Haven't been able to get to this yet. It's not mission critical so I will pick it up after open-vm-tools updates are in the tree.
Port is updated now, made the change as suggested since it seems fine and makes sense.