system-auth

SYSTEM-AUTH(5)                 Linux-PAM Manual                 SYSTEM-AUTH(5)



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 substack
       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
       Previously these common configuration files were included with the help
       of the include directive. This limited the use of the different action
       types of modules.  With the use of substack directive to include these
       common configuration files this limitation no longer applies.


BUGS
       None known.


SEE ALSO
       pam(8), config-util(5), postlogin(5)

       The three Linux-PAM Guides, for system administrators, module
       developers, and application developers.



Red Hat                           2010 Dec 22                   SYSTEM-AUTH(5)