"Unable to open a session" - unable login to centos server from ezeelogin jump server

Unable to open a session- ssh session fails with pam_systemd(sshd:session): Failed to create session

If you are unable to ssh via the ezsh interface and you get the error "unable to open a session" and you find these error on the remote server in /var/log/secure

 

pam_systemd(sshd:session): Failed to create session: Activation of org.freedesktop.login1 timed out

Do restart systemd-logind.service as follows on Centos7  servers

 

systemctl restart systemd-logind.service

 
Below is a snippet of the error from /var/log/secure

Sep 4 17:56:05 server2 crond[938922]: pam_systemd(crond:session): Failed to create session: Activation of org.freedesktop.login1 timed out
Sep 4 17:56:05 server2 sshd[938752]: pam_systemd(sshd:session): Failed to create session: Activation of org.freedesktop.login1 timed out
Sep 4 17:56:05 server12 sshd[938752]: pam_unix(sshd:session): session opened for user root by (uid=0)
Sep 4 17:56:05 server12 sshd[938752]: debug1: rekey after 4294967296 blocks
Sep 4 17:56:05 server12 sshd[938752]: debug1: rekey after 4294967296 blocks
Sep 4 17:56:05 server12 sshd[938752]: debug1: ssh_packet_set_postauth: called
Sep 4 17:56:05 server12 sshd[938752]: debug1: Entering interactive session for SSH2.
Sep 4 17:56:05 server12 sshd[938752]: debug1: server_init_dispatch
Sep 4 17:56:05 server12 sshd[938752]: debug1: server_input_channel_open: ctype session rchan 0 win 2097152 max 32768
Sep 4 17:56:05 server12 sshd[938752]: debug1: input_session_request
Sep 4 17:56:05 server12 sshd[938752]: debug1: channel 0: new [server-session]
Sep 4 17:56:05 server12 sshd[938752]: debug1: session_new: session 0
Sep 4 17:56:05 server12 sshd[938752]: debug1: session_open: channel 0
Sep 4 17:56:05 server12 sshd[938752]: debug1: session_open: session 0: link with channel 0
Sep 4 17:56:05 server12 sshd[938752]: debug1: server_input_channel_open: confirm session
Sep 4 17:56:05 server12 sshd[938752]: debug1: server_input_global_request: rtype [email protected] want_reply 1
Sep 4 17:56:05 server12 sshd[938752]: Received disconnect from 112.227.16.12 port 49315:11: Channel failed
Sep 4 17:56:05 server12 sshd[938752]: Disconnected from 112.227.16.12 port 49315
Sep 4 17:56:05 server12 sshd[938752]: debug1: do_cleanup
Sep 4 17:56:05 server12 sshd[938752]: debug1: PAM: cleanup
Sep 4 17:56:05 server12 sshd[938752]: debug1: PAM: closing session
Sep 4 17:56:05 server12 sshd[938752]: pam_unix(sshd:session): session closed for

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