Originally Published: Thursday, 24 August 2000 Author: Alexander Reelsen
Published to: news_enhance_security/Security News Page: 1/1 - [Printable]

Meet PAM

Pluggable authentication modules (PAM) were originally developed by Sun Microsystems and released as an undocumented feature in Solaris 2.3. Since then, Sun has done little with PAM, compared to the open source community, and most specifically, the Linux community. In this article, we will explore the general role of Linux-PAM, its components, configuration and a few general examples of its use.