SUMMARY 2: Full PAM in Solaris 2.6?

From: Johnie Stafford (
Date: Tue Feb 18 1997 - 14:18:00 CST

>>> On Tue, 18 Feb 1997 11:26:05 -0500, (Craig L. Gruneberg) said:

>> My original post:
 js> I've heard a rumor that Solaris 2.6 is supposed to come with a fully
 js> configurable PAM (Pluggable Authentication Modules) implementation. Is
 js> this true?

 clg> Besides the vegtable oil in the spray can, what is PAM?

 clg> Inquiring dummies want to know?

PAM allows you to change authentication methods without re-compiling
applications all over the system. Once applications have been made
"pam-aware", changing authentication schemes can be done by simply
editing /etc/pam.conf. So if you decide that shadow passwords aren't
good enough and you want to change to kerberos or something, you just
change the config file.


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