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PAM_GROUP(8)              BSD System Manager's Manual             PAM_GROUP(8)

NAME
     pam_group -- Group PAM module

SYNOPSIS
     [service-name] module-type control-flag pam_group [arguments]

DESCRIPTION
     The group service module for PAM accepts or rejects users based on their
     membership in a particular file group.

     The following options may be passed to the pam_group module:

     deny       Reverse the meaning of the test, i.e., reject the applicant if
                and only if he or she is a member of the specified group.
                This can be useful to exclude certain groups of users from
                certain services.

     fail_safe  If the specified group does not exist, or has no members, act
                as if it does exist and the applicant is a member.

     group=groupname
                Specify the name of the group to check.  The default is
                ``wheel''.

     root_only  Skip this module entirely if the target account is not the
                superuser account.

SEE ALSO
     pam.conf(5), pam(8)

AUTHORS
     The pam_group module and this manual page were developed for the FreeBSD
     Project by ThinkSec AS and NAI Labs, the Security Research Division of
     Network Associates, Inc. under DARPA/SPAWAR contract N66001-01-C-8035
     (``CBOSS''), as part of the DARPA CHATS research program.

BSD                            February 6, 2003                            BSD