Hang on 'synchronizing user settings hang' after updating from 2.3.1 to 2.3.2
I'm after upgrading my pfSense box from 2.3.1 to 2.3.2 the boot process hangs at "Synchronizing user settings…"
So I got a hint from https://forum.pfsense.org/index.php?topic=80247.0 and tried playing around with the <user>& <group>settings in the config.xml
Sure enough, if I comment out all the <user>settings in the config.xml, save the file and reboot, my pfSense box boots into 2.3.2 just fine.
I then tried creating a user from the WebGUI, but when I do and reboot the box it hangs yet again at "Synchronizing user settings…" until I comment out the new user I just added.
Is there anything that has changed between releases affecting users/groups? I can reproduce this issue every time on my current set-up. But I can't believe I'm the only one experiencing this issue either.
Just to follow-up on this.
I ended up resetting the configuration completely and rebuilding it.
The issue went away after that.
Do you still have a backup of that config with the users and groups? I'd be very curious to see what might have caused that.