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NAME    [Toc]    [Back]

     pam_self -- Self PAM module

SYNOPSIS    [Toc]    [Back]

     [service-name] module-type control-flag pam_self [options]

DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]

     The Self authentication service module for PAM, pam_self provides functionality
 for only one PAM category: authentication.  In terms of the
     module-type parameter, this is the ``auth'' feature.

   Self Authentication Module    [Toc]    [Back]
     The Self authentication component (pam_sm_authenticate()), returns success
 if and only if the target user's user ID is identical with the current
 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

     allow_root  do not automatically fail if the current real user ID is 0.

SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]

     getuid(2), pam.conf(5), pam(8)

AUTHORS    [Toc]    [Back]

     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.

FreeBSD 5.2.1                  December 5, 2001                  FreeBSD 5.2.1
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