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UNIX PAM security

Hi guys ---

can i have some documents on UNIX PAM security? I want to know how it works...?

Thanks a lot!

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Re: UNIX PAM security

What holds you back to just Google for such information?

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Re: UNIX PAM security

I thought i can find precise documents from all Genius we have here ...

Thanks!

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Re: UNIX PAM security

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.

---->-- ja karman --<-----
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Re: UNIX PAM security

Thanks Jaap - that will help!

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