pam_userpass 1.0

pam_userpass uses PAM binary prompts to ask the application for the username and password specifically.

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LICENSE TYPE:
GPL (GNU General Public License) 
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DEVELOPED BY:
Solar Designer
HOMEPAGE:
www.openwall.com
CATEGORY:
ROOT \ Security
PAM has traditionally assumed that services doing authentication have the ability to interact with the user. Unfortunately, this isn't true for services that implement non-interactive and/or fixed protocols, such as FTP and POP3.

This is typically worked around by making the flawed assumption that PAM_PROMPT_ECHO_ON requests the username and PAM_PROMPT_ECHO_OFF requests the password.

With pam_userpass, this assumption is no longer required. pam_userpass uses PAM binary prompts to ask the application for the username and password specifically.

pam_userpass doesn't perform any actual authentication. An actual authentication module should be stacked after pam_userpass and told to use the authentication token (password) provided by pam_userpass.

Last updated on March 15th, 2006

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