Bug ID 989525: Logging into a partition as root is denied with misleading message 'password expired'

Last Modified: Sep 23, 2021

Bug Tracker

Affected Product:  See more info
F5OS Velos(all modules)

Known Affected Versions:
1.1.0, 1.1.1, 1.1.2, 1.1.3, 1.1.4, 1.2.1

Opened: Feb 01, 2021
Severity: 3-Major

Symptoms

When logging in to a partition as the 'root' user, login is denied and displays the message 'password expired'. The 'root' user is not allowed to log into partitions, so the error message is misleading.

Impact

The one logging in might be confused about why root access is denied. A more accurate message is as follows: Remote login to a partition as 'root' is not allowed.

Conditions

This occurs when attempting to log into a partition as the root user.

Workaround

None

Fix Information

None

Behavior Change