Login failing with error " Error in service module"

Solution Verified - Updated -

Issue

  • Login fails with error "Error in service module"
  • SSHD: Login is failing with below error.
Feb 23 20:25:59 server1 login: pam_limits(login:session): cannot read settings from /etc/security/limits.conf: No such file or directory
Feb 23 20:25:59 server1 login: pam_limits(login:session): error parsing the configuration file: '/etc/security/limits.conf'
Feb 23 20:25:59 server1 login: pam_unix(login:session): session opened for user root by LOGIN(uid=0)
Feb 23 20:25:59 server1 login: Error in service module
  • Console login is failing due to above error.

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7

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