On Tue, Nov 02, 1999 at 07:20:08AM -0600, John_White at dell.com wrote:
> And while I'm at it . . . . .
> Surely someone has built an authentication library that will run on any
> UNIX, that
> has the same interface for checking passwords, regardless of the
> authentication method.
> As far as I know pam is only on linux, and at that only on some
IIRC, PAM came from the Sun world.
> I'm sure someone has to have encountered this problem before
> (having to write code that caters for the multitude of authentication
> methods in UNIX).
It really is the way to go. Adding PAM support to an app is
pretty easy. Then it's up to the user to decide how they want
your app to authenticate by editing /etc/pam.d/myapp.
If it wasn't for PAM, it would have been pretty difficult
to get my LDAP server to authenticate against my NT domain
(as sick as it sounds :-)
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