RHEL 6.4 - user crontabs - pam error
Recently after updating some customer systems from RHEL 6.3 to RHEL 6.4 user crontabs stopped working.
Checking crontabs with the user gave the following warning:
crontab -l Permission denied You (test) are not allowed to access to (crontab) because of pam configuration.
This is because /etc/pam.d/crond is configured with the access module pam_access.so and seperate /etc/security/access.conf entries for cron is needed:
# Server access control # After installation, the last line - : ALL : ALL must be uncommented, # which will deny access to root. # # *** Allow access for relevant users + : otheruser : ALL # Allow test user to have crontab + : test : cron # Deny everything else - : ALL : ALL