pamtester [-v] [-I item=value] [-E var=value] service user operation [operation ...]
Test pluggable authentication module (PAM) facility.
service is the PAM service name. user is the name of the user account to operate with the PAM facility. The following operations are supported.
Authenticate user. A conversation may subsequently take place to prompt user input to retrieve necessary authentication information.
Perform account management on user. A conversation may subsequently take place to prompt user input for necessary authentication information.
Open a new session for user.
Close the current session for user.
Change the authentication token currently assigned to user. Conversation may subsequently take place to prompt user input for necessary authentication information.
Note that some operations may eventually need additional privileges to fulfill the request depending on the service configuration.
Any operation may also be followed by the option flags that are provided between the pair of parenthesis. Flags are all named and combinable or inversible with bitwise operators; "|" (OR), "&" (AND), "^" (XOR) and "~" (NOT) are accepted.
authenticate(PAM_SILENT | PAM_DISALLOW_NULL_AUTHTOK)
The list of allowed options is shown below:
Additional authentication information such as the name of the remote user, the remote host and the tty can be supplied via -I (--item) option.
The following types of information are supported:
- -v, --verbose
Turn on verbose mode.
- -I item=value, --item item=value
Provide additional information to authentication module.
- -E var=value, --env var=value
Set environment variable var to value
Written by Moriyoshi Koizumi <email@example.com>
Report bugs to <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Copyright © 2004 - 2005 Moriyoshi Koizumi. All rights reserved.