Integrated login does not work after rebooting the workstation

  • 7007077
  • 20-Oct-2010
  • 27-Apr-2012


Novell Client for Linux 2.0 SP2
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 Service Pack 1


After a reboot integrated login no longer functions.

Integrated login does not work after rebooting the workstation.

CASA secrets are not being saved during a reboot.


Follow the steps below to resolve the issue:

1. Add the following line in the /etc/pam.d/gdm file for Gnome or /etc/pam.d/xdm file for KDE.
   auth     required

Example File:
auth    optional
auth     include        common-auth
auth     required
account  include        common-account
password include        common-password
session  required
session  include        common-session

2. Right-click on the red "N" and choose "Novell Login"
3. Click on Advanced-->Startup-->Save Profile after successful login
4. Select the "Ok" button.  You should now be logged in.
5. Reboot the workstation and verify that integrated login works correctly.

Additional Information

Steps to make sure that integrated login is working before rebooting the workstation:

Note: Integrated Login does not work with the root user.  This is by design for safety and security reasons.

1. After you have setup integrated login and have saved your profile open a terminal as the user you are currently logged in with.
2. Change directory to /opt/novell/ncl/bin and run ncl_autologin
    #cd /opt/novell/ncl/bin

When the above command executes, the Novell login screen should appear and automatically login you into the desktop.