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pamtester — test pluggable authentication module (PAM) facility

Synopsis

pamtester [-v] [-I item=value] [-E var=value] service user operation [operation ...]

Description

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
Authenticate user. A conversation may subsequently take place to prompt user input to retrieve necessary authentication information.
acct_mgmt
Perform account management on user. A conversation may subsequently take place to prompt user input for necessary authentication information.
open_session
Open a new session for user.
close_session
Close the current session for user.
chauthtok
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:

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PAM_SILENT
-
PAM_DISALLOW_NULL_AUTHTOK
-
PAM_ESTABLISH_CRED
-
PAM_REINITIALIZE_CRED
-
PAM_REFRESH_CRED
-
PAM_CHANGE_EXPIRED_AUTHTOK

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:

-
service
-
user
-
prompt
-
tty
-
ruser
-
rhost

Options

-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

Author

Written by Moriyoshi Koizumi <moriyoshi@users.sourceforge.net>

Reporting Bugs

Report bugs to <pamtester-bugs@lists.sourceforge.net>.

See Also

pam(7)

Info

March 2005 pamtester 0.1.2