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.
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.
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