How to programatically authenticate a user with PAM (Doc ID 1003242.1)

Last updated on JULY 29, 2016

Applies to:

Solaris Operating System - Version 8 6/00 U1 and later
All Platforms

Goal

 

This document describes how to programatically authenticate a user with PAM

PAM stands for Pluggable Authentication Module and although it is used quite extensively on Solaris[TM], there are very few SUN resources available to PAM developers. With this lack of information, it is very difficult for a customer to write a complete and correct PAM program. Included below is a working PAM example that can be used to check user authentication on a system.

Solution

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