pam_ccreds is a PAM module that provides the means for Linux workstations to locally authenticate using an enterprise identity when the network is unavailable.
Used in conjunction with the nss_updatedb utility, it provides a mechanism for disconnected use of network directories.
They are designed to work with pam_ldap and nss_ldap, also available from PADL.
Here are some key features of "pam_ccreds":
· Uses the Pluggable Authentication Module API defined in OSF DCE RFC 86.0 (with Linux-PAM extensions)
· Supports any PAM authentication module
· Secure cached credentials provides for verification only
· The pam_ccache module supports Linux only.