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Ansible “Authentication or permission failure.”


I recently upgraded some servers, and on reboot I ran into the peculiar condition where I received the following warning: fatal: [user] => Authentication or permission failure. In some cases, you may have been able to authenticate and did not have permissions on the remote directory. Consider changing the remote temp path in ansible.cfg to … Continued

Cleaning up Ansible task formatting


I’ve been using Ansible for the last several years, and I’ve used YAML just as long. Yet a lot of playbooks and tasks for Ansible are often horribly formatted. This causes anger within me, so I want to let others know, that there is a better way. “Use the YAML, Ansible Writers” YAML may not … Continued

pure-authd external script failing


I have a PHP script handling authentication for pure-authd, and the problem is that it fails. After a reboot it is still failing. If I log in, restart it manually and monitor the log files, it works. As soon as I log out it fails! I’ve come to the conclusion that pure-authd doesn’t properly daemonize, … Continued