Pluggable authentication modules, a flexible framework for configuring authentication, most commonly the login component of Linux systems, but used in other components and operating systems.

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Solaris 11: How can I limit the number of concurrent users with PAM?

I have a solaris 11 machine that has PAM helping in an authentication process for an obscure service called netatalk. I know that PAM is involved in client authentication to the service, so if I can ...
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Non-root user is not allowed to use crontab due to PAM restrictions

I have the issue that I am not able to use cron with my normal user ( other than root ) [coins@COINS-TEST ~]$ crontab -l Authentication service cannot retrieve authentication info You (coins) are ...
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pam_listfile works with groups but not with users

I have a strange problem: I try to restrict access to my RHEL 6.4 over pam_listfile module. Doing this with groups, it works perfectly. But if I try to do it with users, it somehow fails. Both, users ...
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Accept any SSH connection irrespective of client key

Imagine I'm setting up a honeypot, what would be the quickest way to setup SSHD to just accept any connection? and yes, this is really insecure, so please don't copy :-) Might be useful (put ...
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FreeRadius-GoogleAuthenticator-Kerberos Password Change Weirdness

We are using FreeRadius, Kerberos and Google Authenticator to implement two-factor authentication. The two factor auth works fine, both from radtest and from a Watchguard firewall. To log in, a user ...
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Can sssd-ldap authenticate non-posix users?

I am migrating a sealed MSA from using pam_ldap to pam_sss (sssd-ldap). However, pam_sss seems to have having trouble authenticating users without uidNumbers. I had thought changing ...
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pam-mysql: “Failed password” when using hash methods

today I installed mysql-pam in order to store user credentials for ssh logins in a mysql database. At first I set users.password_crypt = 0, which means that plain passwords are saved in the db. After ...
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Create alias for UNIX username in LDAP for DB2

I want to use LDAP data for the authentication process in DB2. I have already configured DB2 via PAM to retrieve the information of the NIS server that is in the ActiveDirectory. It works perfect ...
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Logins take a long time

After upgrading to Debian 7.4 password authentication from any service take a long time. This is true for SSH logins, sudo'ing and authentication with dovecot (which is configured to use PAM). I am ...
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Is it possible to have one group or account authenticate locally, bypassing LDAP auth?

We have one RAC cluster of machines where the local UID:GID of a couple users (oracle and grid) do not match the UID:GID of those same users in LDAP. Ultimately we ought to change the UID and GID of ...
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passwd: Authentication token manipulation error

I am running a Ubuntu 12 machine, and have recently been working to secure it. I made all the changes from this guide. I am not running a Linode, but I used these as a starting point for setting up ...
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Is anyone using access.conf and netgroup authentication with sssd?

I want to be able to authenticate users (via ssh) to specific groups of hosts based on the users' LDAP netgroup membership. The LDAP server is dsee7. The distro is OEL 6.5 with openldap as the client. ...
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Mounting NFS shares with pam_mount module

I am setting up a classroom environment where Windows 2012 R2 Server is used as a domain controller and file server. All the clients will be Kubuntu 14.04. I have set up the domain and NFS shares ...
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RHEL 6.5 web application PAM AUTH pam_oddjob_mkhomedir

I've got a RHEL 6.5 that authenicates against an AD server, that side is working fine. The machine is also running a web application that uses a PAM module to authenticate. I copied login to make a ...
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How can I verify that my PAM configuration works as expected

I'm trying to setup a vsftpd server in a virtual machine and all I can ever get from it is an authentication error (530 Login incorrect). Since I've tried to configure it using virtual users with PAM, ...
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LDAP: forced to change root password on every login

I have finally configured my new server as LDAP-client of my existing one. Now, every time I login as root, I am prompted to change my 'LDAP password': login as: root root@111.111.111.111's password: ...
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PAM Authentication with LDAP on Debian Jessie Not Finding LDAP Users

Debian Jessie (specifically, Debian Server Wheezy x64 with testing repos) OpenLDAP 2.4.39 libpam-ldapd 0.9.4-1 Upon installing libpam-ldapd, the dpkg configuration asked for my LDAP address ...
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pam_exec not working for auth?

Here's my PAM configuration file: #%PAM-1.0 auth requisite pam_exec.so seteuid /srv/auth/pam_auth_user.py Here's /srv/auth/pam_auth_user.py (I've run chmod +x and chown root:root on it): ...
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is there a PAM module for DNSBL lookups?

I have been enumerating the remaining security concerns on one of my back-end production servers, when I came to the realization that something which could be incredibly useful was missing from my ...
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Token error when trying to change password through pam-mysql

I am currently preparing a machine for a web hosting service, and I decided to use MySQL to store all our users (since the rest of our services use it already). For that, I am using libnss-mysql and ...
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Pam-Mysql “Can't initialize threads: error 11”

Inside a Debian OpenVZ container, I have 2 OpenVPN servers (udp on port 53 and tcp on port 443). The authentication is based on Pam-Mysql. Inside my OpenVPN conf file I have: [...] plugin ...
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pam_exec not working? cannot allocate 2 bytes?

I am trying to run a script during the login process using PAM and libpam_exec; I have added this line to the desired file under /etc/pam.d/: auth required pam_exec.so debug log=/var/log/debug ...
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skip 2 steps verification when there is ssh key Debian [closed]

I had installed 2 steps verification on my server using this great manual: http://support.jpgottech.com/knowledgebase.php?article=72 Everything works great but I had encountered a small issue, I want ...
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enforce password length on ubuntu with pam_cracklib

I was trying to enforce password length to a minimum of 10 using pam_cracklib. here is my /etc/pam.d/common-password password requisite pam_cracklib.so retry=3 minlen=10 ...
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Multiple server with Pam radius?

I have an issue with Pam radius . I want to use two radius servers at same time with different databases with Pam_radius I use Open-connect which use Pam authentication . in ...
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pam_tally2 causing unwanted lockouts with SCOM or Nervecenter

We use pam_tally2 in our system-auth config file which works fine for users. With services such as SCOM or Nervecenter it causes lockouts. Same behavior on RHEL5 and RHEL6 This is ...
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Why does debian not set the pam module called pam_limits.so in the file /etc/pam.d/su

I am using debian version 7.4 The /etc/pam.d/su file there does not enable pam_limits.so the snippet is: # Sets up user limits, please uncomment and read /etc/security/limits.conf # to enable ...
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Red Hat 6.5 - Login Errors After Security Hardening

I followed the information below, however, it is strangely blocking me from entering a password upon entering the login prompt on the server: To configure the system to lock out accounts after a ...
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Getting PAM/user info into php - something like Net_Finger instead of a db?

I've got a very small user group who just need to login, upload, check and then move specific files to a different area when ready. Right now, I use the nginx PAM auth module to log them in against ...
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Understanding PAM authentication procedure on FreeBSD with security/sssd

I'm trying to understand what's behaving errantly on my PAM configuration on FreeBSD 10.0 The machine is configured with two different authentication realms, one is the default Unix authentication ...
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On Solaris, can I create a user account in a single command line entry that is not disabled, but is password disabled (only allows SSH)

I am building a script for SA's to follow when performing a certain task. That task requires adding a user to a system that can only SSH to the system (using a key) and not log in with a password. ...
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authenticating and authorizing linux users kept in mysql database using pam and nss

I am not able to authenticate and authorize users present in my mysql database. If someone can point out where I am wrong it would be very helpful.Following are the steps that I followed. Firstly I ...
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Linux PAM auth chain w/ module independence

I have a working PAM configuration using google_authentitcator in addition to the standard pam_unix password module as a two factor solution. In short it prompts (requisite) for a verification code ...
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CentOS PAM unable to open /etc/pam.d/system-auth

In gdm I have checked "Require smartcard login" but forgot about adding any smartcard for authentication. Then I've tried to boot from LiveCD and disable SC auth. Something went wrong and now I am not ...
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Public-Key -or- Password & Google Authenticator for SSH Login

I found an article (http://www.howtogeek.com/121650/how-to-secure-ssh-with-google-authenticators-two-factor-authentication/) that explains how to configure OpenSSH to ask for a Google Authenticator ...
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Different “RequiredAuthentications2” for sshd and sftp subsystem

we're currently using a 2factor authentication on our SSH servers, so we have "RequiredAuthentications2 publickey,keyboard-interactive" in our sshd_config (publickey for the key, keyboard-interactive ...
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Account Lockout with pam_faillock in RHEL6

Previously, I asked about using pam_tally2 under RHEL6. I would like to pose this question and answer to document the recommended use of pam_faillock over pam_tally2 for the same function; What is ...
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OpenSSH and PAM authentication using a public key

I'm looking for a way to authenticate users using a public key which is stored in a db (MongoDB). Similar questions usually resulted with a suggestion to installed a patched version of OpenSSH ...
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FreeIPA: prevent local root accessing user accounts

So after asking this question, I've been test-driving FreeIPA as a central authentication source. Managing access to multiple linux system One problem I ran into is that if a user is given local root ...
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build user chroot on first login

I'm using ldap for remote user authentication and I basically need to either figure out how to: a. chroot a user on machine b from machine a via nfs,(which doesn't seem possible without mounting ...
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How to add two-factor authetntication to ssh?

I am trying to add 2FA to sshd using PAM from oathtool package. I want two ways to login to server: publickey and 2FA, or password and 2FA So far I managed to add 2FA to publickey authentication, ...
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pam service(sshd) ignoring max retries

I have vps that I use to run a webserver on, it currently runs ubuntu server 12.04. Since a few weeks I keep getting a lot of errors in my ssh console. 2014 Apr 11 08:41:18 vps847 PAM service(sshd) ...
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How to I authenticate with Dovecot + IMAP + PAM on CentOS?

I set up Dovecot IMAP to use PAM as suggested here: http://wiki2.dovecot.org/PasswordDatabase/PAM PAM/dovecot [root@ip-172-31-15-65 pam.d]# cat dovecot #%PAM-1.0 auth required ...
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Apache + PAM + Winbind slow logins

Since upgrading our old Debian Lenny server to Ubuntu 12.04, we've noticed intermittent slow or failed access to Apache. Many or most web requests work fine, but occasionally, a Subversion client ...
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Centos 6.2 Openwebmail change password issue

Recently build environment to test, install openldap, openwebmail and PAM authentication module After experiencing the current account login webmail change password will be "password is wrong, change ...
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Run pam_exec after home directory creation CentOS 6

How can I make a pam_exec script in /etc/pam.d/sshd run after the home directory has been created? I am on CentOS 6.5 and use network accounts via PBIS / Likewise-Open. Right now, if a new user ...
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User authentication; PAM or Radius? [closed]

At college I'm part of a group of students that keep a server infrastructure running for the students. Lately we've been having a lot of trouble with the servers, and we decided that it's probably ...
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pam_unix and pam_userdb authentication failure log for VSFTPD

I see this in my /var/log/auth.log file for all the connection to my FTP server : Mar 26 12:30:13 production vsftpd: pam_unix(vsftpd:auth): check pass; user unknown Mar 26 12:30:13 production vsftpd: ...
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OpenLDAP+pam_ldap+ppolicy does not notify user that they are blocked

We have an OpenLDAP server configured to use the password policy overlay in order to lock users when they reach a certain number of failed password attempts. This is working perfectly but when a ...
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libnss-pgsql logging transaction on screen

I've been configuring a pg database to authenticate user against pam. I installed libpam_pgsql and libnss_pgsql2. After I finish configuring the libnss_pgsql2, creating and editing the nss-pgsql.conf ...