Subject: Re: PAM
To: Bill Studenmund <>
From: Rick Kelly <>
List: current-users
Date: 08/27/2002 20:27:17
Bill Studenmund said:

>This latter reason is why I think PAM is the one we should do first. You
>can build BSD auth on top of PAM much easier than you can do the reverse.
>There are some fundamental things, like AFS tokens, that BSD auth just
>can't do.

As it stands, PAM seems to have a well-defined API on Solaris, but Sun 
hasn't done much with it, except providing minimal libraries.

On Linux, God knows...

HPUX and Tru64 probably follow the Sun API. I don't know what AIX, SCO
OpenServer, and Unixware are providing.
Rick Kelly