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Standards, Environments, and Macros              pam_unix_auth(5)



NAME
     pam_unix_auth - PAM authentication module for UNIX

SYNOPSIS
     pam_unix_auth.so.1

DESCRIPTION
     The pam_unix_auth module  implements  pam_sm_authenticate(),
     which  provides  functionality  to  the  PAM  authentication
     stack.  It provides functions to verify  that  the  password
     contained  in  the PAM item PAM_AUTHTOK is the correct pass-
     word for  the  user  specified  in  the  item  PAM_USER.  If
     PAM_REPOSITORY  is  specified, then user's passwd is fetched
     from that repository. Otherwise the default nsswitch.conf(4)
     repository is searched for that user.

     The following options can be passed to the module:

     server_policy
           If the account authority for the user, as specified by
           PAM_USER,  is  a  server, do not apply the Unix policy
           from the passwd entry in the name service switch.

ERRORS
     The following values are returned:

     PAM_AUTH_ERR
           Authentication failure

     PAM_BUF_ERR
           Memory buffer error

     PAM_IGNORE
           Ignore module, not participating in result

     PAM_PERM_DENIED
           Permission denied

     PAM_SUCCESS
           Successfully obtains authentication token

     PAM_SYSTEM_ERR
           System error

     PAM_USER_UNKNOWN
           No account present for user

ATTRIBUTES
     See attributes(5) for descriptions of the  following  attri-
     butes:





SunOS 5.9           Last change: 21 Jan 2003                    1






Standards, Environments, and Macros              pam_unix_auth(5)



     ____________________________________________________________
    |       ATTRIBUTE TYPE        |       ATTRIBUTE VALUE       |
    |_____________________________|_____________________________|
    | Interface Stability         | Evolving                    |
    |_____________________________|_____________________________|
    | MT Level                    | MT-Safe with exceptions     |
    |_____________________________|_____________________________|


SEE ALSO
     pam(3PAM), pam_authenticate(3PAM), syslog(3C), libpam(3LIB),
     pam.conf(4),         nsswitch.conf(4),        attributes(5),
     pam_authtok_check(5),                    pam_authtok_get(5),
     pam_authtok_store(5),   pam_dhkeys(5),   pam_passwd_auth(5),
     pam_unix(5), pam_unix_account(5), pam_unix_session(5)

NOTES
     The interfaces in libpam(3LIB)  are  MT-Safe  only  if  each
     thread  within  the  multi-threaded application uses its own
     PAM handle.

     The pam_unix(5) module might not be supported  in  a  future
     release.    Similar    functionality    is    provided    by
     pam_authtok_check(5),                    pam_authtok_get(5),
     pam_authtok_store(5),   pam_dhkeys(5),   pam_passwd_auth(5),
     pam_unix_account(5),          pam_unix_auth(5),          and
     pam_unix_session(5).




























SunOS 5.9           Last change: 21 Jan 2003                    2