Subject: Re: integrating PAM
To: None <>
From: Dan Melomedman <>
List: current-users
Date: 01/22/2003 17:00:21
John Nemeth wrote:
>      Perhaps.  You might be using PAM in conjunction with a RADIUS
> daemon which authenticates users for an access server.  In that case,
> UID etc. isn't needed; just some form of logging to indicate what user
> was logged in when and on what line.  The last project I did involving
> PAM used a template user and RADIUS.  The local machine didn't know
> anything about the user that was logging in, but it did know about the
> template user.

NSS is needed for shell access, since once you're in the shell, you'll
be looking for UID and GID.