PAM_SELF(8) BSD System Manager's Manual PAM_SELF(8)
pam_self -- Self PAM module
[service-name] module-type control-flag pam_self [options]
The Self authentication service module for PAM, pam_self provides func-
tionality for only one PAM category: authentication. In terms of the
module-type parameter, this is the ``auth'' feature.
Self Authentication Module
The Self authentication component (pam_sm_authenticate()), returns suc-
cess if and only if the target user's user ID is identical with the cur-
rent real user ID. If the current real user ID is zero, authentication
will fail, unless the allow_root option was specified.
The following options may be passed to the authentication module:
debug syslog(3) debugging information at LOG_DEBUG level.
no_warn suppress warning messages to the user. These messages
include reasons why the user's authentication attempt was
allow_root do not automatically fail if the current real user ID is 0.
getuid(2), pam.conf(5), pam(8)
The pam_self 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 December 5, 2001 BSD