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Re: Automatic testing of pam modules


On Thu, Jun 19, rozelak volny cz wrote:

> Hallo,
> I would like to ask more deeply about the most painless pam-module testing
> possibilities. I suppose the use of 'pamtester' app (thanks for recommendation!)
> as the highest level front-end. To summarise, the following steps must
> be carried out:
> - build PAM library with user specified paths, in order not to affect
> PAM used by the system (it should not be a problem)
> - build pamtester linked with the PAM library created (also no problem)
> - write a script(s) which will call pamtester simulating different conditions
> of use
> Now my problem is, how to AUTOMATICALLY simulate authentication fails/successes
> for different users, e.g. to simulate the n-times successful login of
> user XY, than some its fails, then attempt of unprivileged users AB,
> CD, EF, than successes for XY again, .... (all with different delays
> between individual attempts, etc.). 

Maybe you should take a look at the Linux-PAM test suite?


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