sudo never asks me for a password

Christopher Cowart ccowart at
Fri Nov 23 20:11:07 PST 2007

On Fri, Nov 23, 2007 at 08:01:23PM -0800, Kamil Kisiel wrote:
> Alright, maybe my impression of success was slightly premature. It
> seems that the problem now is that sudo doesn't like the
> module for whatever reason. If I use the default sudo pam file, which
> simply includes all settings from /etc/pam.d/system it gives me an
> error like the following:
> sudo: pam_authenticate: conversation failure

My /etc/pam.d/sudo file looks like:
auth    include         system
account include         system
session include         system

I recommend you add the debug option to modules and watch the log files
for more specific error messages.

Chris Cowart
Lead Systems Administrator
Network & Infrastructure Services, RSSP-IT
UC Berkeley
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