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What exactly does the Broker_ui_auth_failed message indicate? Dies that indicate a failure for 'userid authentication'?

asked Feb 28 '14 at 21:06

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BTW: what version of client do you use? Did you see the message in the log? Or only in the config UI?

(Mar 06 '14 at 15:27) Martin Dobsik Martin%20Dobsik's gravatar image

It is a bit of an internal message to the client architecture. SSH connections of all client programs in Tectia SSH Client are handled by SSH Tectia Connection Broker. "Broker_ui_auth*" messages only indicate that connection broker asked a client program to provide answer to interactive authentication query (e.g. to get the user's password) and client either answered or failed to do it. That means you could get such message when you press <ctrl>+C at the right moment when connection broker is just sending the query. The reason why this message is there probably is the fact that SSH Connection Broker is part of our file transfer development library (SFT API). In that case it indicates an IPC communication between connection broker and third party program (exchange of the credentials).

I just found that there is a bug at least in sshg3 command-line client in 5.3.8 which causes Broker_ui_auth_failed to be logged whenever server presents a banner message to client. Everything works fine, just the message is erroneously printed.

As you can see it does not usually indicate a failure in authentication. For that you should look for something like: "Broker_userauth_method_failure".

We also found that some time during 6.0 and 6.1 development the "Broker_ui_auth*" messages were accidentally removed from the code and are no longer logged.


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