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SYSTEM-AUTH


Section: Linux-PAM Manual (5)
Updated: 2009 Apr 10
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NAME


system-auth – Common configuration file for PAMified services


 

SYNOPSIS

/etc/pam.d/system-auth

/etc/pam.d/password-auth

/etc/pam.d/fingerprint-auth

/etc/pam.d/smartcard-auth


 

DESCRIPTION


The purpose of these configuration files are to provide a common
interface for all applications and service daemons calling into
the PAM library.



The
system-auth

configuration file is included from nearly all individual service configuration
files with the help of the
include

directive.



The
password-auth

fingerprint-auth

smartcard-auth

configuration files are for applications which handle authentication from
different types of devices via simultaneously running individual conversations
instead of one aggregate conversation.


 

NOTES

There should be no
sufficient

modules in the
session

part of
system-auth

file because individual services may add session modules after
include

of the
system-auth

file. Execution of these modules would be skipped if there were sufficient
modules in
system-auth

file.



Conversely there should not be any modules after
include

directive in the individual service files in
authaccount

and
password

sections otherwise they could be bypassed.


 

BUGS


None known.


 

SEE ALSO

pam(8), config-util(5)


The three
Linux-PAM

Guides, for
system administrators,

module developers,

and
application developers.



 

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NAME

SYNOPSIS

DESCRIPTION

NOTES

BUGS

SEE ALSO



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