PAM in lsb?

H. Peter Anvin hpa at transmeta.com
Fri May 28 12:47:44 PDT 1999


Stuart Anderson wrote:
> 
> On Fri, 28 May 1999, Burchard Steinbild wrote:
> 
> > Hi,
> >
> >
> > what do you think about PAM?  Should this be part of an LSB system?
> 
> Is it's functionallity hidden behind an existing API?
> 
> Are any apps using a PAM specific API?
> 
> If the anwers are Yes, No, then I'd be inclined to not specify it.
> 
>                                 Stuart

It isn't, though; most PAM functionality is overt.  That means that
there is substantial differences between PAM and non-PAM versions of any
app that requires authentication.  I personally think PAM is the way to
go for authentication support.

	-hpa



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