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Linux-PAM is a free implementation of the DCE-RFC 86.0 from Sunsoft. The main site of the Linux-PAM development can be found on www.linux-pam.org. Basically, PAM is a flexible mechanism for authenticating users.

PAM provides a way to develop programs that are independent of authentication scheme. These programs need "authentication modules" to be attatched to them at run-time in order to work. Which authentication module is to be attatched is dependent upon the local system setup and is at the discretion of the local system administrator.

There are some german slides about Linux and PAM as StarOffice presentation from the LinuxTag 2000 in Stuttgart, Germany. There is also a online version.

  Thorsten Kukuk - Last modified: Mo Jan 16 23:06 CET 2012 back to homepage