Hardening Linux authentication and user identity

Friday, 24 September 2004, 12:19 AM EST

PAM is an authentication mechanism that originated on Solaris, but is used on various systems, including Linux.

The Linux PAM implementation allows a system administrator to choose how users authenticate to various services. New modules can be added by an administrator at any time, offering overall flexibility in how authentication happens.

By John Terpstra, Paul Love, Ronald Reck, Tim Scanlon at Linux.com

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