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Old 10-30-2003, 04:49 PM   #1
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Question 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
Old 10-31-2003, 02:29 PM   #2
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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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