pam_access

PAM module for logdaemon style login access control

SYNOPSIS

' pam_access.so 'u pam_access.so [debug] [nodefgroup] [noaudit] [accessfile= file ][fieldsep= sep ][listsep= sep ]

DESCRIPTION

The pam_access PAM module is mainly for access management . It provides logdaemon style login access control based on login names, host or domain names, internet addresses or network numbers, or on terminal line names, X $DISPLAY values, or PAM service names in case of non -networked logins .

By default rules for access management are taken from config file /etc/security/access .conf if you don (Aqt specify another file . Then individual * .conf files from the /etc/security/access .d/ directory are read . The files are parsed one after another in the order of the system locale . The effect of the individual files is the same as if all the files were concatenated together in the order of parsing . This means that once a pattern is matched in some file no further files are parsed . If a config file is explicitly specified with the accessfile option the files in the above directory are not parsed .

If Linux PAM is compiled with audit support the module will report when it denies access based on origin (host, tty, etc .) .

OPTIONS

accessfile= /path/to/access.conf Indicate an alternative access .conf style configuration file to override the default . This can be useful when different services need different access lists .

debug A lot of debug information is printed with syslog (3).

noaudit Do not report logins from disallowed hosts and ttys to the audit subsystem .

fieldsep= separators This option modifies the field separator character that pam_access will recognize when parsing the access configuration file . For example: fieldsep=| will cause the default `: (Aq character to be treated as part of a field value and `| (Aq becomes the field separator . Doing this may be useful in conjunction with a system that wants to use pam_access with X based applications, since the PAM_TTY item is likely to be of the form "hostname:0" which includes a `: (Aq character in its value . But you should not need this .

listsep= separators This option modifies the list separator character that pam_access will recognize when parsing the access configuration file . For example: listsep=, will cause the default ` (Aq (space) and ` \ t (Aq (tab) characters to be treated as part of a list element value and `, (Aq becomes the only list element separator . Doing this may be useful on a system with group information obtained from a Windows domain, where the default built -in groups "Domain Users", "Domain Admins" contain a space .

nodefgroup User tokens which are not enclosed in parentheses will not be matched against the group database . The backwards compatible default is to try the group database match even for tokens not enclosed in parentheses .

MODULE TYPES PROVIDED

All module types ( auth , account , password and session )are provided .

RETURN VALUES

PAM_SUCCESS Access was granted .

PAM_PERM_DENIED Access was not granted .

PAM_IGNORE pam_setcred was called which does nothing .

PAM_ABORT Not all relevant data or options could be gotten .

PAM_USER_UNKNOWN The user is not known to the system .

FILES

/etc/security/access .conf Default configuration file

AUTHORS

The logdaemon style login access control scheme was designed and implemented by Wietse Venema . The pam_access PAM module was developed by Alexei Nogin <alexei@nogin .dnttm .ru> . The IPv6 support and the network(address) / netmask feature was developed and provided by Mike Becher <mike .becher@lrz -muenchen .de> .

SEE ALSO

access.conf(5), pam.d(5), pam(8).

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