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


NAME
pam_self -- Self PAM module
SYNOPSIS
[service-name] module-type control-flag pam_self [options]
DESCRIPTION
The Self authentication service module for PAM provides functionality for only one PAM category: authentication. In terms of the module-type parameter, this is the ``auth'' feature. Self Authentication Module The Self authentication component (pam_sm_authenticate()), returns suc- cess if and only if the target user's user ID is identical with the cur- rent real user ID. If the current real user ID is zero, authentication will fail, unless the allow_root option was specified. The following options may be passed to the authentication module: debug syslog(3) debugging information at LOG_DEBUG level. no_warn suppress warning messages to the user. These messages include reasons why the user's authentication attempt was declined. allow_root do not automatically fail if the current real user ID is 0.
SEE ALSO
getuid(2), pam.conf(5), pam(8)
AUTHORS
The pam_self module and this manual page were developed for the FreeBSD Project by ThinkSec AS and NAI Labs, the Security Research Division of Network Associates, Inc. under DARPA/SPAWAR contract N66001-01-C-8035 (``CBOSS''), as part of the DARPA CHATS research program. NetBSD 8.1 December 5, 2001 NetBSD 8.1

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