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RE: are there any newbie guides to PAM administration?

I've already seen that document on two-factor authentication, it doesn't apply at all.
there's too much detail in it about Wikid, which I'm not using (and not sure what it is).
it's too specific.

All I'm looking for is a nice simple document that will tell me how to add radius authentication to SSH.
that's it. no other fancy things. something that will apply to current versions of linux

I use Suse, so many of the redhat specific things don't work very well.

> Date: Tue, 11 Dec 2007 12:46:21 -0500
> From: nowen wikidsystems com
> To: pam-list redhat com
> Subject: Re: are there any newbie guides to PAM administration?
> On Dec 11, 2007 10:32 AM, Dan Gahlinger <dgahling hotmail com> wrote:
> >
> > I've googled as much as I can, read what I can find,
> > even read snippets of Oreilly books that have some information covering PAM,
> >
> > but so far, I have yet to find any really good documentation on where a
> > sysadmin can start understanding PAM.
> >
> > The basics are all there, but I can't find anything on adding or changing
> > authentication methods.
> >
> > Like say you want to add Radius authentication to the system, so local users
> > can login via radius.
> > just as an example.
> >
> > there is no documentation on how to do this, and radius docs don't help
> > much.
> >
> > there are some examples from an old version of RedHat about changing the
> > /etc/pam.conf but that is obsolete.
> >
> > None of the examples work, putting the appropriate configurations in
> > /etc/pam.d/login or sshd etc
> >
> > either does nothing, or locks me out.
> >
> > the examples seem to be in a different format than pam now accepts.
> >
> > are there any really good resources, or why hasn't there been a PAM book by
> > OReilly
> I can't say if they are good or not, but we're written a bunch of
> how-tos that use pam_radius et al to add two-factor authentication to
> various linux services, such as ssh, apache, webmail, webdav, etc:
> http://www.wikidsystems.com/documentation/howtos/how-to-secure-ssh-with-wikid-two-factor-authentication/
> http://www.wikidsystems.com/documentation/howtos/pamradius/
> While we haven't done login, these should translate. It sounds like
> your /etc/login is not configured correctly, which can be very os
> specific. What seems to help me is to run a 'tail -f /var/log/secure'
> while logging in to see what problems are occurring.
> hth,
> nick
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