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HOW TO: Linux PAM authentication



Condobloke

Well-Known Member
For the uninitiated :

So, what is Linux PAM?
PAM (Pluggable Authentication Modules) is a suite of shared libraries that do:

  • Authentication: User provides a proof of authenticity (such as a password)
  • Account management: User is authenticated, but can he access this service?
  • Session management: When user access the service, we must build the environment, and destroy it when he exit
  • Password management: Because never changing a password is not a good idea
 

fedetask

New Member
For the uninitiated :

So, what is Linux PAM?
PAM (Pluggable Authentication Modules) is a suite of shared libraries that do:

  • Authentication: User provides a proof of authenticity (such as a password)
  • Account management: User is authenticated, but can he access this service?
  • Session management: When user access the service, we must build the environment, and destroy it when he exit
  • Password management: Because never changing a password is not a good idea
Thanks, always better to introduce the argument first, I'll remember
 

Condobloke

Well-Known Member
Oh....and I left my manners at the gate !

G'day fedetask, and Welcome to Linux.org !!!
 

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