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Re: PAM_USER or PAM_RUSER??



On Tue, 8 Aug 2000, Max Liccardo wrote:

> just a dubt:
> Should a pam module authenticate PAM_RUSER or PAM_USER?? a lot of
> applications don't set PAM_RUSER, on the other side I think that at
> least should be PAM_RUSER=PAM_USER....

PAM_RUSER represents the identity of the user on the remote machine.  PAM_USER
is who the user wants to be granted service as on the local system.

In most cases, you want to authenticate PAM_USER.

Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer





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