When I try to run cron jobs from root, I am getting the following error. I am using RHEL5. Can anyone help me?

    [root@localhost]# crontab -e
    Permission denied
You (root) are not allowed to access to (crontab) because of pam configuration.

The contents of /etc/pam.d/crond is given below

# The PAM configuration file for the cron daemon
auth       sufficient pam_env.so
auth       required   pam_rootok.so
auth       include    system-auth
account    required   pam_access.so
account    include    system-auth
session    required   pam_loginuid.so
session    include    system-auth

  • Can you share the contents of /etc/pam.d/crond with us? – dafydd Feb 5 '13 at 15:53
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  • I had same problem on Centos 7. No idea why, changing root's password with passwd solved my problem (it probably updated some permissions related settings). – solusipse Dec 26 '14 at 10:32

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