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Re: Telling pam that the login prompt is username, not login



Red Hat replace the default of "Please enter username: " with "login: ".
You need to override this.  You can do this by inserting the following

	pam_set_item(pamh, PAM_USER_PROMPT, "username: ");

somewhere before the user gets prompted.  (In the application, this
would be before the pam_authenticate() line.  In the module it would
be before the pam_get_user() call.  Alternatively, you could make an
authentication module that simply sets this variable to the value you
want and then returns with PAM_IGNORE.  Then, when you want a
different default, you would just insert your module before the
pam_pwdb module [only needed before the 'auth' use of pam_pwdb].)

I hope this helps.  I hope it was more explicit than last time. ;)



Richard Sharpe writes:
> Hi, 
> I have asked this before but the answer was a pointer to the implementers
> documentation (a perhaps too subtle hint :-)
> I have had to change the login prompt on a RH5.0 system to username. This I
> accomplished by changing things in /etc/gettydefs or some such file.
> This works OK, until the user makes a mistake in typing in their username
> or password (or the modems lose a few chars) and the system reprompts. By
> then, PAM has control, and the hard-coded 'login:' prompt is issued.
> This screws up my dial-up scripts ... Which seem not to be able to look for
> two types of prompts.
> Is there a simple parameter I can pass to pam on the pam_pwdb line to tell
> it to prompt with a different prompt? At the moment it takes the parameters
> shaddow and nullok.
> Any help appreciated.
> Regards
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