Login with AD user is failing with "Access denied" error though password is correct

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Issue

  • SSH login with AD user is failing with "Access denied" on winbind enabled RHEL7 system error though the password is correct and following errors are observed:
Feb 28 08:33:45 rhel7 sshd[1886]: pam_winbind(sshd:auth): getting password (0x00000010)
Feb 28 08:33:45 rhel7 sshd[1886]: pam_winbind(sshd:auth): Could not retrieve user's password
Feb 28 08:33:48 rhel7 sshd[1886]: Failed password for EXAMPLE\\testuser from 192.168.0.1 port 22 ssh2
  • AD user login via winbind fails with the following error in /var/log/secure:
 pam_winbind(sshd:auth): Could not retrieve user's password

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
  • samba
  • winbind

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