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ejennings_98 10-30-2003 04:49 PM

How does PAM Authentication Work?
 
How does PAM Authentication Work? I want to setup an SSH login and I was reading about PAM authentication as being a stronger form of password authentication. From a high level perspective, how does this work?

Thanks, Eric

quest4knowledge 10-31-2003 02:29 PM

Im definately no expert on PAM but I do know a little about it.

It is really almost transparent even for the admin, once it is setup. I use it because I like the logging and it is very easy to setup. You can have each service log and authenticate differently. And I think that most distros use PAM by default so you never even have to touch it.

If you have any specific questions about it then reply back and I might be able to help with them.


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