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PAM_SELF(8)                 System Manager's Manual                PAM_SELF(8)

NAME
     pam_self -- Self PAM module

SYNOPSIS
     [service-name] module-type control-flag pam_self [options]

DESCRIPTION
     The Self authentication service module for PAM provides functionality 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
     success if and only if the target user's user ID is identical with the
     current 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
                     declined.

     allow_root      do not automatically fail if the current real user ID is
                     0.

SEE ALSO
     getuid(2), pam.conf(5), pam(8)

AUTHORS
     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.

NetBSD 6.1.5                   December 5, 2001                   NetBSD 6.1.5