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Re: Does pam_env.so work?



On Thu, 5 Nov 1998, Seth Chaiklin wrote:

> On Wed, 4 Nov 1998, Andrew Morgan wrote:
> 
> > Seth Chaiklin wrote:
> > > auth       required   pam_nologin.so
> > > auth       required   pam_securetty.so
> > > auth       sufficient pam_unix_auth.so
> > > auth       required   pam_nw_auth.so PSY
> > > auth       required   pam_env.so debug
> > 
> > What happens if you place the pam_env before the pam_unix line?
> 
> Then it works with the login from SimplePAMApps, but not with
> the login from util-linux (which Derrick Brashear already explained).
> 
> When I first moved pam_env.so to after the other auth lines,
> I thought, will this make any difference, naa, they are all
> auth lines, and it has nothing to do with password checking,
> and it is probably better to set environment variables
> after the authentication.  Why was that bad logic?

Easy. pam_env (presumably) sets variables in the set_cred step. The unix
set_cred is sufficient (and succeeds) and so the pam_env one never gets
hit..

-D




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