Any C coders want to help me with something?

Mike McGrath mmcgrath at
Wed Apr 29 16:52:45 UTC 2009

On Wed, 29 Apr 2009, Stephen John Smoogen wrote:

> On Wed, Apr 29, 2009 at 8:27 AM, Mike McGrath <mmcgrath at> wrote:
> > On Wed, 29 Apr 2009, Stefan Schlesinger wrote:
> >
> >> On Apr 29, 2009, at 01:38 , Mike McGrath wrote:
> >> > I'd like someone to write a pam module to auth against fas.  I'm not sure
> >> > it's the way to go but I'd like to have something up and running to test
> >> > with to see how it behaves, how it deals with some failure scenarios, etc.
> >>
> >> I'm not sure what exactly you want to do, but pam_ldap should do what
> >> you want, right? Or at least one could use it as codebase and modify it.
> >>
> >
> > pam_ldap would probably be close to what we want and certainly a good
> > place to look but we don't run an ldap server so it won't auth against
> > fas.
> >
> Well normally what I have seen is that the 'FAS' server would export a
> schema table to LDAP and LDAP would then be what is authenticated to
> (the same with Kerberos if combined). Or the FAS server has a
> mysql/postgres background and someone uses pam/mod mysql to do it.
> The one problem with custom pam modules is usually the 'oooooooh'
> moment when something doesn't work quite as planned (hey look I can
> sudo root as apache? how did that happen?)

This is a legit and good concern.  Ricky and I were talking about it last
night.  Since we're re-thinking things I'm open to suggestions.  Might be
something as simple as getting an ldap server to communicate with a
postgres backend?


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