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Re: PAM on Linux...



Martin Waller wrote:
> 
> Hello,
> 
> I'm trying to write a small program that uses PAM to authenticate a user
> given a username and password. The program I have uses pam_start and
> pam_authenticate. What I'm finding on Linux is that pam_authenticate calls
> the conversation routine once for the password and always returns PAM error
> code 3. The same program works fine on a Sun machine and fine on an HP-UX
> machine and I can't see where I'm going wrong. It's almost as if PAM is not
> linked upto the /etc/passwd file which is the authentication mechanism we
> use.

Can you tell if the module gets the password? What does
/var/log/messages say?

> Should we expect PAM to work straight out of the box or is there something
> more that needs to be done ?
> Were any versions of PAM buggy ?

What version are you using?

Cheers

Andrew





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