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Re: yet more pam config file questions



On Tue, Jun 25, 2002 at 04:32:21PM -0400, Robert P. J. Day wrote:
>   can anyone explain the rationale behind the "pam_permit"
> lines in, for instance, the /etc/pam.d/up2date file in red hat
> 7.3?

> #%PAM-1.0
> auth       sufficient	/lib/security/pam_rootok.so
> auth       required	/lib/security/pam_stack.so service=system-auth
> session	   required	/lib/security/pam_permit.so
> session    optional	/lib/security/pam_xauth.so
> account    required	/lib/security/pam_permit.so

>   as i understand it, pam_permit.so always returns success, so what
> does it add to this file?

It ensures that a failure in pam_xauth doesn't cause the session to
abort.

Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer

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