Bug ID 605894: Remote authentication for BIG-IP users can fail

Last Modified: Sep 13, 2023

Affected Product(s):
BIG-IP TMOS(all modules)

Known Affected Versions:
12.0.0, 12.0.0 HF1, 12.1.0 HF1, 12.0.0 HF2, 12.1.0 HF2, 12.0.0 HF3, 12.0.0 HF4, 12.1.1 HF1, 12.1.1 HF2, 12.1.2 HF1, 12.1.2 HF2, 12.1.0, 12.1.1

Fixed In:
13.0.0, 12.1.2

Opened: Jul 20, 2016

Severity: 3-Major


While trying to log into the command line of BIG-IP as a remotely authenticated user, login will intermittently fail. You may see the following in /var/log/secure: "err httpd[19596]: pam_ldap: ldap_simple_bind Can't contact LDAP server" but the LDAP server is up and is accessible by the BIG-IP


The remote authentication service will fail to initiate a connection to the LDAP server with the ssl-check-peer setting enabled, even if the ssl-ca-cert-file is valid. It will terminate the connection and remote authentication will fail.


Remote authentication configured, users configured to use remote authentication, ssl-check-peer is enabled and one or more of these properties are different than "none": ssl-ca-cert-file, ssl-client-cert, ssl-client-key.


Disabling ssl-check-peer and setting ssl-ca-cert-file, ssl-client-cert and ssl-client-key to "none" can work around this issue.

Fix Information


Behavior Change

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