Solved

Unable to logon into Checkpoint SecurePlatform through ssh (putty)

Posted on 2009-03-31
6
2,961 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-16
I am no longer able to logon to Checkpoint SecurePlatform through ssh (putty).  Whenever I try, "invalid password" message appears.  I can successfully logon through https and locally using the same logon credentials.  The last change I made prior to this occurring was editing the /etc/passwd to change the admin:x:0:0::/home/admin:/bin/cpshell > bash.  This allows you to logon with the expert mode.   Any suggestions on how I maybe to fix this?
0
Comment
Question by:hotrod_952
  • 4
  • 2
6 Comments
 
LVL 14

Expert Comment

by:grimkin
ID: 24028633
Are you using putty or a terminal program or are you ssh'ing from a linux command line?

If using the command line, try:

ssh <ip> -l admin    

Editing the passwd file as you have stated above should not have caused any issues - is there anything in /var/log/messages pertaining to the failed login?

For future reference, an easier way to change the shell is:

chsh -s /bin/bash admin
0
 

Author Comment

by:hotrod_952
ID: 24028663
I'm using putty.  I can logon locally and https, but not with putty.  It doesn't like the password.
0
 
LVL 14

Accepted Solution

by:
grimkin earned 500 total points
ID: 24028694
Is there anything in the /var/log/messages file?
0
Surfing Is Meant To Be Done Outdoors

Featuring its rugged IP67 compliant exterior and delivering broad, fast, and reliable Wi-Fi coverage, the AP322 is the ideal solution for the outdoors. Manage this AP with either a Firebox as a gateway controller, or with the Wi-Fi Cloud for an expanded set of management features

 

Author Comment

by:hotrod_952
ID: 24028707
I can't verify that because the FW is located remotely.  I will need to have the IT support person check it.
0
 

Author Comment

by:hotrod_952
ID: 24028929
I fix it.   I checked the log messages and indicated that authentication was falling.  I changed the it back to cpshell then back to shell.  SSH is working successfully again.
0
 

Author Comment

by:hotrod_952
ID: 24050193
Thanks
0

Featured Post

Now Available: Firebox Cloud for AWS and FireboxV

Firebox Cloud brings the protection of WatchGuard’s leading Firebox UTM appliances to public cloud environments. It enables organizations to extend their security perimeter to protect business-critical assets in Amazon Web Services (AWS).

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
BSODs from ntoskrnl.exe and fltmgr.sys 4 95
CLOUD SECURITY 3 78
Windows Firewall - Rule created ports still not opemn 5 79
Windows Defender not able to really turn off 5 72
If you are like regular user of computer nowadays, a good bet that your home computer is on right now, all exposed to world of Internet to be exploited by somebody you do not know and you never will. Internet security issues has been getting worse d…
This article offers some helpful and general tips for safe browsing and online shopping. It offers simple and manageable procedures that help to ensure the safety of one's personal information and the security of any devices.
How to Install VMware Tools in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4 (RHEL 6.4) Step-by-Step Tutorial
Attackers love to prey on accounts that have privileges. Reducing privileged accounts and protecting privileged accounts therefore is paramount. Users, groups, and service accounts need to be protected to help protect the entire Active Directory …

733 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question