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RE: pam radius

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Orlando Andico [mailto:orly@mozcom.com]
> Sent: Sunday, 28 March 1999 1:19
> To: pam-list@redhat.com
> Subject: pam radius
> Does the current pam_radius authenticate as well as account?
> the version
> which comes with red hat 5.2 only does accounting..

No. I believe Christian Gafton rolled radius auth and accounting into

> would it be possible (with an authenticating pam_radius) to completely
> ditch the /etc/passwd and /etc/shadow files? where would UID/GID
> information be stored? as "custom" Radius attributes?

yes. This is what I do. you can use nss_pwdb in conjunction with pam_pwdb.
You will need to modify things slightly to do authorisation properly (ie.
sendmail needs to check if a user exists, to do this you don't need to
authenticate the user but normally radius requires a password) There are
several ways you can do this. You can either kludge a password for
authorisation style requests or create a special attribute for radius to
handle these kind of requests, which is what we have done. You will also
need a fairly flexible radius server to handle this. If you haven't looked
at Radiator before (http://www.open.com.au/Radiator) it might be worth it.
> if that's too hard.. where can i get information on writing my own nss
> module? i suppose you don't need to have access to the libc
> source because
> nss_ldap works on solaris where there's no access to the libc source.
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