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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Ubuntu server + Samba + PAM + Apple OpenDirectory

Due to various reasons, we are looking to migrate our file servers from OS X Server 10.9 over to a true Samba implementation running on Ubuntu 14.04LTS. We have Ubuntu up and running with Samba ...
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vsftpd with pam_winbind.so

I'm trying to setup vsftpd to use logins from our domain. I want the ftp users to be able to login using their active directory username/password and have be able to have full access to ...
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ssh as user runs program with no authentication (neither password nor keys)

I'd like to set up a user on my system (Ubuntu 14.04 x64) such that people can run ssh example@myhost.example.com and see some output from a program without being prompted for a password or having to ...
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How does changes in /etc/pam.d/common-session-noninteractive affect fail2ban and possibly other programs/services?

Fail2Ban on Ubuntu 10.04 Configuration files /etc/fail2ban/jail.local [DEFAULT] ignoreip = 127.0.0.1 bantime = 10 # made for test purposes maxretry = 3 backend = polling destemail = ...
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LDAP authentication fails

I try to set up an LDAP directory that will allow me to authenticate Debian users. Once the configuration of the LDAP server and PAM files is done, the authentication fails. I think the client doesn't ...
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LDAP Not working for SSH connections on ubuntu 12.04

Connecting from the client to the server: $ ssh -vvv user@10.0.50.170 OpenSSH_6.2p2, OSSLShim 0.9.8r 8 Dec 2011 debug1: Reading configuration data /etc/ssh_config debug1: /etc/ssh_config line 20: ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 “azureuser” exists - and I did not create it

I just logged into an Ubuntu 14.04 instance and in the home folder there is a user "azureuser" (yes, this is an Azure VM) with four items in it: .ssh (folder) .bash_logout (file) .bashrc (file) ...
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pam_unix(sshd:auth): auth could not identify password for [admin] - sshd[6968]?

Why is the following log produced? pam_unix(sshd:auth): auth could not identify password for [admin] - sshd[6968] Is it because of a timeout, or is there some other reason?
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The differences between libpam-ldap and libpam-ldapd, included packages and modules? [duplicate]

May I ask what's the differences between libpam-ldap and libpam-ldapd when it comes to included packages and modules? As i understand is nss-pam-ldapd the project of libpam-ldapd, which is an ...
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libpam-ldap or libpam-ldapd?

I'm setting up LDAP authentication on my personal VPS, and Ubuntu has two packages for the same purpose: libpam-ldap and libpam-ldapd. Which should I use?
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libpam-ldapd not looking for secondary groups

I'm migrating from libpam-ldap to libpam-ldapd. I'm having some trouble gathering the secondary groups from LDAP. On libpam-ldap, I had this on the /etc/ldap.conf file: nss_schema rfc2307bis ...
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OpenSSH two factor authentication combined with Kerberos / public key

I'm trying to implement two-factor authentication for OpenSSH. The environment is Centos 7 (kernel: 3.10.0-229.1.2.el7.x86_64) with OpenSSH_6.6.1p1, OpenSSL 1.0.1e-fips 11 Feb 2013. We have Active ...
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limits.conf not being applied.

I have the following lines in /etc/security/limits.conf * soft nofile 32768 * hard nofile 65536 root soft nofile 32768 root ...
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Remote home-folders with optional but preferred locally-encrypted folder

I have the use case that on default all users are working within remote mounted home directories. However, sometimes they prefer a local home on one or more machines, e.g. because the network is too ...
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SSHD applying different PAM rules for localhost connections

I am attempting to implement Yubikey auth via SSH. I've edited my /etc/pam.d/sshd file as follows, and it seems to work while connecting locally (ssh user@localhost): #%PAM-1.0 auth required ...
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getent and ldapsearch results are inconsistent concerning the loginShell

I have a test that creates a user in LDAP with /bin/bash and I then modify the ldap attributes to /bin/noshell but the results from getent and ldapsearch are inconsistent for the shell. This user does ...
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vsftpd - PAM - MySQL and pam_mkhomedir to create directories

I've been successfully using vsftpd with virtual users connecting with PAM to my mysql DB. Now I'd like to automate creation of user directories with successful vsftpd connection. Here is ...
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How to properly automount tmpfs inside encrypted home folder on login?

I have a user with encrypted home folder which is automounted on login with pam_ecryptfs module. I would also like to have several folders automounted as tmpfs using local configuration file from ...
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Curious what server pam_pwdfile is in var/log/messages

I am getting tons of these messages in my /var/log/messages file Apr 16 06:58:20 server pam_pwdfile[7856]: couldn't open password file /etc/techproxy.shadow Apr 16 06:58:20 server pam_pwdfile[7863]: ...
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pam_ldap.so before pam_unix.so? Is it ever possible?

we have a couple of servers with PAM+LDAP. The configuration is standard (see http://arthurdejong.org/nss-pam-ldapd/setup or http://wiki.debian.org/LDAP/PAM). For example, /etc/pam.d/common-auth ...
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pam_mount not working when logging in from ssh or console

okay so i configured pam_mount on my centos 6 machine as i did on my centos 7 and 5 machines. But when i login locally or via ssh, pam_mount can't mount my home dir. when i login with a local user, ...
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Disable ssh login on specified time for particular users

I would like to disable ssh login to my system for particular users say X,and Y on specified time 17.00 to 18.00. so how to achieve this ? any help would be appreciated.
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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 based on this question: Managing access to multiple linux system One problem I ran into is that if a ...
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Is it possible to ignore a missing PAM module?

I am configuring yubico-pam to enable passwordless sudo access using challenge-response from a Yubikey. The following works: # /etc/pam.d/sudo auth sufficient pam_yubico.so ...
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smbpasswd: Failed to add entry for user

tl;dr Assuming a basic (but functioning) LDAP/PAM configuration, how come smbpasswd fails with this error message when I try to add an existing UNIX/LDAP user to Samba? I have a basic, but working ...
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How can I change the directory in wich pam_mkhomedir creates the user's home directories?

I am using pam_mkhomedir to automatically create user's home directories when they first log in. However, the home directories are created inside the /home directory, while i need them to be created ...
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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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OpenLDAP with GOSA² Host-Authentication (accessTo attribute of User)

i'm having a problem with rebuilding our LDAP in combination with GOSA². We are hosting several linux machines and not all users may have access to all of them. In the past we realized this as a ...
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How to prevent users from extending their window of valid login

Been working on some security hardening procedures for a RedHat box, and I wanted to know if would be possible to prevent a user from changing his password, once it's expired. For one of our clients ...
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Check if account is allowed when using pam_access

I'm using pam_access and /etc/security/access.conf to restrict who can login to my Rhel 6.5 hosts. I have an LDAP server with a diverse user base, and the security people would like a list of who can ...
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migrate samba users to new server

I've read How to migrate Samba User Accounts to a new linux server? however it doesn't address my situation, or at least not with a solution. I have a RHEL 5 machine, wood, running Samba, Dovecot, ...
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Sending automatic mail on ssh-login fails

I'm trying to let my server send me automatically an email on ssh-login. What I've done: Created a login-notify.sh file (user root, group root, chmod 755) and placed it inside /etc/ssh/ #!/bin/sh ...
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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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Can you use LDAP and PAM to implement a restricted shell?

Can you use LDAP and PAM to implement a restricted shell and control those users via groups on the LDAP DC? I would like to do this for several Red Hat, Solaris and Ubuntu servers? Thanks!
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PAM, RADIUS, Google Authenticator and Two Factor Auth

I have setup FreeRADIUS, PAM and the Google Authtenicator. FreeRADIUS calls PAM, which in turn calls the Google pam_google_authenticator.so libary. That all works successfully. However, that's not ...
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Linux ldap authentication, pam_filter ignored

I've set up linux client authentication via ldap, it works. I want to control user's access to several services by adding or removing different OUs for accounts. E.g., if user is allowed to login ...
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Use more complex AND/OR structure with PAM

PAM allows to use sufficent and required for some logic, like auth sufficient pam_a.so auth required pam_b.so auth required pam_c.so which would mean "either a is true, or b must be true and then c ...
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Unable to authenticate LDAP client with PAM when pwdReset = TRUE

I have searched tons of webs and tutorials but I couldn't find an answer to my problem. I have set up OpenLDAP 2.4 on a OpenSUSE 12.3 machine with a password policy overlay. The client is a Linux ...
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Fedora 21 pam_sss authentication failure - permission denied

We have configured a OpenLDAP server which is working fine. FreeBSD, Debian, and a WordPress plugin authenticate with no problems. We are configuring Fedora 21 with pam_sss, but we get the following ...
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How to increase max FD limit for a daemon process running under a headless user?

To increase the FD limit for a daemon process running under a headless user on a Ubuntu Linux machine we did following changes in /etc/security/limits.conf soft nofile 10000 hard nofile 10000 We ...
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tacacs+ for Linux authentication/authorization using pam_tacplus

I am using TACACS+ to authenticate Linux users using pam_tacplus.so PAM module and it works without issues. I have modified the pam_tacplus module to meet some of my custom requirements. I know by ...
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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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vsftpd freezes after failed pam_script authentication

I have an Ubuntu 14.04 server with vsftpd and pam_script installed using apt-get. I've configured vsftpd to use pam_script for virtual user authentication and my /etc/pam.d/vsftpd file looks like ...
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How to filter ldap user logins on linux?

I have several linux servers (ubuntu 12.04) setup to authenticate user logins over an external (to my branch office) LDAP (Novell Edirectory specifically). This is working well, however I am trying to ...
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What's the downside of disabling PAM in OpenSSH if only public-key login is allowed?

/etc/ssh/sshd_config by default has the following line UsePAM yes I read through available documentation and came to the conclusion that PAM is not used if I only use public-key login. What ...
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ProFTPd won't allow me to log in after password change

I've changed a password for one of my users (using passwd username), and now ProFTPd won't allow that user to log in. Other users can still log in as normal. I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS The error ...
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Why is sshd engaging PAM still?

Background/Behavior is: if you ssh to box via and GSSAPI/Kerberos succeeds and you have a local user in /etc/passwd, you login fine per below PAM config. All Good there. But if you don't have a ...
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How to override a user's UID coming from an LDAP directory?

I am trying to setup Linux logins for users in an LDAP directory. The directory contains users which have a UID under 1000 and I believe this is causing problems with logins to those accounts as UID ...
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pam_mount on centos won't mount cifs

so I have this problem that pam_mount won't mount my cifs home dirs pam_mount has this in /var/log/messages: Feb 3 15:49:18 centosy nslcd[1278]: [3c9869] <passwd="tomas"> (re)loading ...
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Can I configure pam_ldap without configuring nss?

On my servers I have my system users provisioned with Chef and have no desire to expose any additional users to these machines. I would however like to utilize pam for the authentication backend for ...