Strange SFTP and PAM failure
jkikpole at cairodurham.org
Thu Aug 20 20:51:06 UTC 2015
I'm using a product called PowerSchool which is trying to send data to
the FreeBSD server over SFTP. The service provide hosts it, so I
can't do any debugging on the far end.
What I know for sure is that any other program (FileZilla, command
line sftp, etc.) will connect, authenticate, and view files just fine.
This includes on-site and off-site traffic. PowerSchool, on the other
hand, seems to have something go wrong during the authentication
When I tried to make one of these failed connections, I saw this in
Aug 20 16:37:48 apps sshd: error: PAM: authentication error for
<<username>> from <<IP of PowerSchool>>
Aug 20 16:37:48 apps sshd: error: Received disconnect from <<IP
of PowerSchool>>: 3: com.jcraft.jsch.JSchException: Auth cancel
Any idea what might be causing this?
Cairo-Durham Central School District
help at cairodurham.org
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