PAM_KSU(8)              NetBSD System Manager's Manual              PAM_KSU(8)

NAME
     pam_ksu -- Kerberos 5 SU PAM module

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

DESCRIPTION
     The Kerberos 5 SU authentication service module for PAM provides func-
     tionality for only one PAM category: authentication.  In terms of the
     module-type parameter, this is the ``auth'' feature.  The module is
     specifically designed to be used with the su(1) utility.

   Kerberos 5 SU Authentication Module
     The Kerberos 5 SU authentication component provides functions to verify
     the identity of a user (pam_sm_authenticate()), and determine whether or
     not the user is authorized to obtain the privileges of the target
     account.  If the target account is ``root'', then the Kerberos 5 princi-
     pal used for authentication and authorization will be the ``root''
     instance of the current user, e.g. ``user/root@REAL.M''.  Otherwise, the
     principal will simply be the current user's default principal, e.g.
     ``user@REAL.M''.

     The user is prompted for a password if necessary.  Authorization is per-
     formed by comparing the Kerberos 5 principal with those listed in the
     .k5login file in the target account's home directory (e.g. /root/.k5login
     for root).

     The following options may be passed to the authentication module:

     debug           syslog(3) debugging information at LOG_DEBUG level.

     use_first_pass  If the authentication module is not the first in the
                     stack, and a previous module obtained the user's pass-
                     word, that password is used to authenticate the user.  If
                     this fails, the authentication module returns failure
                     without prompting the user for a password.  This option
                     has no effect if the authentication module is the first
                     in the stack, or if no previous modules obtained the
                     user's password.

     try_first_pass  This option is similar to the use_first_pass option,
                     except that if the previously obtained password fails,
                     the user is prompted for another password.

SEE ALSO
     su(1), syslog(3), pam.conf(5), pam(8)

NetBSD 7.0                       May 15, 2002                       NetBSD 7.0

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