Package pam

An extensible library which provides authentication for applications

PAM (Pluggable Authentication Modules) is a system security tool that
allows system administrators to set authentication policy without
having to recompile programs that handle authentication.

Version: 1.6.1

See also: pam_abl, pam_afs_session, pam_cifscreds, pam-devel, pam_duo, pam_krb5, pam_mount, pam_passwdqc, pam_script, pam_snapper, pam_ssh, pam_ssh_agent_auth, pam-ssh-auth-info, pam-u2f, pam_wrapper, pam_yubico.

File Formats

access.conf the login access control table file
config-util Common PAM configuration file for configuration utilities
environment alias for pam_env.conf
faillock.conf pam_faillock configuration file
fingerprint-auth alias for system-auth
group.conf configuration file for the pam_group module
limits.conf configuration file for the pam_limits module
namespace.conf the namespace configuration file
pam.conf PAM configuration files
pam.d alias for pam.conf
pam_env.conf the environment variables config files
password-auth alias for system-auth
postlogin Common configuration file for PAMified services
pwhistory.conf pam_pwhistory configuration file
sepermit.conf configuration file for the pam_sepermit module
smartcard-auth alias for system-auth
system-auth Common configuration file for PAMified services
time.conf configuration file for the pam_time module

System Administration

PAM Pluggable Authentication Modules for Linux
faillock Tool for displaying and modifying the authentication failure record files
mkhomedir_helper Helper binary that creates home directories
pam_access PAM module for logdaemon style login access control
pam_canonicalize_user Get user name and canonicalize it
pam_debug PAM module to debug the PAM stack
pam_deny The locking-out PAM module
pam_echo PAM module for printing text messages
pam_env PAM module to set/unset environment variables
pam_exec PAM module which calls an external command
pam_faildelay Change the delay on failure per-application
pam_faillock Module counting authentication failures during a specified interval
pam_filter PAM filter module
pam_ftp PAM module for anonymous access module
pam_group PAM module for group access
pam_issue PAM module to add issue file to user prompt
pam_keyinit Kernel session keyring initialiser module
pam_lastlog PAM module to display date of last login and perform inactive account lock out
pam_limits PAM module to limit resources
pam_listfile deny or allow services based on an arbitrary file
pam_localuser require users to be listed in /etc/passwd
pam_loginuid Record user's login uid to the process attribute
pam_mail Inform about available mail
pam_mkhomedir PAM module to create users home directory
pam_motd Display the motd file
pam_namespace PAM module for configuring namespace for a session
pam_namespace_helper Helper binary that creates home directories
pam_nologin Prevent non-root users from login
pam_permit The promiscuous module
pam_postgresok simple check of real UID and corresponding account name
pam_pwhistory PAM module to remember last passwords
pam_rhosts The rhosts PAM module
pam_rootok Gain only root access
pam_securetty Limit root login to special devices
pam_selinux PAM module to set the default security context
pam_sepermit PAM module to allow/deny login depending on SELinux enforcement state
pam_setquota PAM module to set or modify disk quotas on session start
pam_shells PAM module to check for valid login shell
pam_stress The stress-testing PAM module
pam_succeed_if test account characteristics
pam_time PAM module for time control access
pam_timestamp Authenticate using cached successful authentication attempts
pam_timestamp_check Check to see if the default timestamp is valid
pam_tty_audit Enable or disable TTY auditing for specified users
pam_umask PAM module to set the file mode creation mask
pam_unix Module for traditional password authentication
pam_userdb PAM module to authenticate against a db database
pam_usertype check if the authenticated user is a system or regular account
pam_warn PAM module which logs all PAM items if called
pam_wheel Only permit root access to members of group wheel
pam_xauth PAM module to forward xauth keys between users
pwhistory_helper Helper binary that transfers password hashes from passwd or shadow to opasswd
unix_chkpwd Helper binary that verifies the password of the current user
unix_update Helper binary that updates the password of a given user