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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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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Use a PHP script to authenticate users on Linux

I have a web application running built in PHP using MySQL as database. I'm trying to give specific users access to a Linux system via SSH to perform simple command-line tasks. Since I do already have ...
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is this normal behavior for pam_tty_audit

I've recently configured pam_tty_audit, and while it does log information, it seems like it does not log information until after the user has logged out. Oddly enough, it does log some things live, ...
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pam_tally2 being called before Password entry

Based on the suggestion given in: Account Lockout with pam_tally2 in RHEL6 I have come to a working configuration, wherein account is getting locked out after 3 failed logins. Catch is that ...
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Linux nested groups with winbind

We have several RHEL6 servers connected to Active Directory using winbind. All servers are configured identically using a configuration management tool. Servers however produce different results when ...
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Combination of SSH key auth, and two-factor authentication

I was wondering if it is possible to accomplish the following, all at the same time: Disable root logins Enable SSH login for personal user, only via SSH keys Enable SSH login for unprivileged user, ...
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How to mount share in pam_mount.conf.xml depending of OU

I have a Microsoft Windows domain and I want to add the ubuntu machines with Likewise-Open. There is no problem with that, but in my windows machines I have a GPO that mount a net share depending of ...
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PAM won't authenticate with mysql (make_scrambled_password deprecated)

I have spent some time searching for this and it seems I'm the only one having problem with PAM not authenticating through mysql due to current updates so I thought I will post my problem here and if ...
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Prevent fork bomb inside docker container

I am currently struggling with limiting number of processes for user which I called sandbox. I configured processes limit inside /etc/security/limits.conf like this: sandbox hard nproc ...
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Configuring vsftpd to authenticate with Active Directory

We are trying to give vsftpd access to some Active Directory users. Here are some configuration file contents: # egrep -v '^(#.*|)$' vsftpd.conf anonymous_enable=YES local_enable=YES ...
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Virtual users in sshd from a postgres database

I have a Postgresql database full of user accounts, and i would like to allow these user to access a server through ssh, using only public keys authentification. So far, i have setup these parts on ...
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pam_cracklib reports bad password correctly but pam_unix module STILL changes the password

I am currently trying to use pam_cracklib which properly fails according to my debug.log but even though it is setup as a password requisite entry in my PAM config file, it still falls through to the ...
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ulimit -n not changing - values limits.conf has no effect

I am trying to raise the open file descriptor maximum for all users on an ubuntu machine. This question is somewhat of a follow up to this question. open file descriptor limits.conf setting ...
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Authenticate Radius user using pam and ssh [duplicate]

I am able to authenticate radius users using radius server+pam+ssh with creating local user with blank password in linux. Is it possible to authenticate radius users without creating users in local ...
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PAM exec stdout issue

I am having an issue with a dead simple python script; called with pam_exec. I added a line at the end of that file /etc/pam.d/common-session : session optional pam_exec.so /bin/python ...
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OpenLDAP on ArchLinux users cannot change passwd

I started an office and i NEED centralized login and home directories to work. Since all workstations are going to run Arch and problems with different LDAP versions I finally concluded the LDAP ...
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Can't login with KDM and SSSD but works fine from console

I have LDAP authentication set up with SSSD and I can login fine through console and ssh. However when I try to login through KDM it just says authentication failure... More specifically: Jan 9 ...
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OpenLDAP client configuration. Can search but cannot login?

I'm trying to set up LDAP on a Gentoo workstation to authenticate against a central server. However, I encountered some issues and I really hope you guys can help me out here :) First off, the LDAP ...
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Authentization agains Samba4 domain controler and not working kinit

I've a problem with Samba 4 and Kerberos. If I call kinit, it writes Client not found in Kerberos database while getting initial credentials. I find out, that the Kerberos works with user name only, ...
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SSH listen on 2 ports, With a single config

Im trying to make SSH logins require 2 factor auth but only on one port. So port 1 is open only to a list of ip's managed by iptables. and only requires password / key port 2 is open to all, But ...
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How can I delay sshd login after bad password

How can I delay the retry response from SSH when a bad password is tried or unsuccessful login attempt. I wanted the delay to be 2-3 second more that usual. I could not find any option in ...
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How to use PAM to check LDAP password for some users, yet always use UID/GIDs from local files?

For a subset of my users in /etc/passwd, I would like to configure PAM (on Linux) to do the password checking part of the logon against an LDAP server, ignoring that these users are actually are ...
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kinit & pam_sss: Cannot find KDC for requested realm while getting initial credentials

I have a very similar problem as described in this thread on CentOS 6.3 authenticating against a 2008R2 AD DC. Here is my krb5.conf, I know for a fact that XXXXXXX.LOCAL is the true domain name: ...
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How does Cron interact with Kerberos for authentication?

I have a CentOS 6.4 machine which is set up with pam_ldap and pam_krb5. It is configured to use our Active Directory servers for authentication. I can SSH into the machine using AD accounts. I have ...
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How to handle centralized user authentication without LDAP?

I'm attempting to create a centralized database for my users for my server and web accesses, so that I can allow those users to log in through ssh if they have access, and through my web services to ...
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PAM Module works fine on i386 but fails on x64 when used in vsftpd

We have a custom PAM module that works fine on our i386 development machines but when we try and use it in production on our x64 production servers with vsftpd it fails. The PAM module has been ...
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AD Login to Solaris Zone Periodically Not Working

I have a Solaris 11.1 zone named "AZone". I have the zone joined to an Active Directory domain (Windows Server 2008) with the goal of users being able to use their AD account to log in to the Solaris ...
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PAM Winbind Expired Password

We've got Winbind/Kerberos setup on RHEL for AD authentication. Working fine however I noticed that when a password has expired, we get a warning but shell access is still granted. What's the ...
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PAM problems with “success=N” action

I want to run a script when an authentication failure occurs. But, with the following conf file, authenitcation always fails even when the proper credentials are supplied. auth [success=1 ...
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How to restore pam confiugration?

I did some modifications in "/etc/pam.d/common-auth , /etc/pam.d/common-account , /etc/pam.d/common-password , /etc/pam.d/common-session" files. Is there any way to restore default pam configuration?. ...
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SSH/ Telnet PAM configuration

How do I configure maximum number of login attempts before the session is dropped for SSH/telnet in PAM?
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Users Password does not reset after successful login at the console but works fine with SSH

The title says it all. I have my unsuccessful login attempts set to three. I purposefully fail logging in 2x, then when I SSH into the box successfully the 3rd time my count drops back to zero; ...
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ssh: “Access denied by PAM account configuration” for one non-root user but not another

On a VM I am initializing I am able to log in as one non-root user (admin) but not another (tbbscraper) over SSH with public key authentication. The only error message I can find in any log file is ...
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Understand PAM and NSS

In the last days I have set up some Linux system with LDAP authentication and everything works fine, but there's still something I can't really understand regarding NSS and PAM, also after a lot of ...
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Limiting login via access.conf not working

I'm running Debian Wheezy and having a rough time getting /etc/security/access.conf changes to apply. Tangentially, I believe there could be an issue with PAM in general as I have been unable to get ...
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system authentication and radius authentication

I am using CentOS 6.3 and want to enable ssh RADIUS authentication along with Centos system Authentication. Right now my server is firstly authenticated with RADIUS server. And after system ...
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PAM: auth: pam_unix(dovecot:auth): authentication failure;

We have opnldap setup on our ubuntu server, and were getting this message for a user: auth: pam_unix(dovecot:account): account has expired (account expired) Sep 3 19:05:03 auth: ...
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How to make exception in password locking via pam_tally2 for specific user?

I need to make an exception for a specific user, so that his failed logins are not counted by pam_tally2, and well, this is not a root account (I'd use magic_root then). Is it doable?
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Disable hostname resolution in PAM

When authenticating using PAM, PAM exposes the remote host to the module. On the code side of things, it exposes this via PAM_RHOST using pam_get_item(). However, PAM will attempt to resolve the IP ...
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Strange Change in ssh behavior + LDAP

We have a cluster with a front node that admits normal users and LDAP users. Two days ago the ssh show a strange behavior: The LDAP users can't login in the front node using password but, The LDAP ...
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sssd vs nslcd for RHEL-5/6

We have 50 RH-5 machines and 70 RH-6 machines. I am looking to decide what we should use for LDAP: nscd/nslcd for all RH-5/RH-6 servers nscd/nslcd for RH-5 servers, sssd for RH-6 servers sssd for ...
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What is nsswitch compat mode?

Red Hat recommended me compat mode in /etc/nsswitch.conf as one of the options to enumerate LDAP users, but later said that it's not a much-used method. nsswitch.conf passwd: files compat ...
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What are disadvantages of using nsswitch compat?

In my current LDAP set-up "getent passwd" shows all 600+ users that exist in the LDAP, not enumerating only the 20 LDAP-users that have permission to access this netgroup/server. This can be solved ...