11-23-2013 07:00 AM
The only place SAS is having documents with PAM is: http://support.sas.com/documentation/installcenter/en/ikfdtnunxcg/66380/PDF/default/config.pdf
see page 16. Pam is in the heart of in OS and getting aligned wiht those people is often very difficult.
What is happening is that all kind of processes are forked and switched in user-context (sasauth) by SAS.
This is normally the SSH (and sudo) reserved area and you are getting in troubles waters with security and OS people. SAS is bypassing SSH and Sudo.
If you are lucky to use AIX you see that IBM is not using PAM on that but instead it is using LAM.