Kerberos error in Console whenever I log into my Mac from the screensaver

Discussion in 'macOS' started by 0dev, Mar 22, 2012.

  1. 0dev macrumors 68040

    0dev

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    When my Mac wakes up, it asks me for a password. When I type the password in correctly and it logs me in, I notice it creates this error on the Console:

    Code:
    loginwindow[32]	in pam_sm_authenticate(): Failed to determine Kerberos principal name.
    I did some research and could only find stuff about SSH, but notice this is just the standard loginwindow. I'm not running a server and I have SSH turned off. From what I can work out, though, this error is meant to represent a failed login attempt. But then why does it come up on successful login attempts? Is there any reason for this? Is this just what's meant to happen?

    I know it's probably nothing but still, I find myself quite curious.
     
  2. jackhdev, Mar 22, 2012
    Last edited: Mar 23, 2012

    jackhdev macrumors 6502

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    You shouldn't be concerned about this. Kerberos is part of the login process. When logging in, the computer tries several things until it finds one that works. Seeing that you are not using Kerberos to log in (but the local directory), it can't find your user principal, so that's probably why this is happening.

    Anyway, that's what I think.
     
  3. 0dev thread starter macrumors 68040

    0dev

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    Makes sense, thanks :)
     

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