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pam_pkcs11(8)						    System Administration tools 					     pam_pkcs11(8)

pam_pkcs11 - PAM Authentication Module for PKCS#11 token libraries SYNOPSIS [debug] [configfile=<configfile>] DESCRIPTION
This Linux-PAM login module allows a X.509 certificate based user login. The certificate and its dedicated private key are thereby accessed by means of an appropriate PKCS #11 module. For the verification of the users' certificates, locally stored CA certificates as well as either online or locally accessible CRLs are used. CONFIGURATION
The program that needs a PAM service should be configured in /etc/pam.conf or /etc/pam.d/<servicename>. pam_pkcs11 can be used in the <auth> PAM chain. For details on how to configure PAM services, see the PAM documentation for your system. This manual does not cover PAM configuration details. The existing PAM service definitions for other applications on your system is also a good source for examples on how to configure a PAM service. FILES
/etc/pam_pkcs11/pam_pkcs11.conf /usr/lib/pam_pkcs11/* AUTHOR
Original PAM-pkcs11 was written by Mario Strasser <>. Newer versions are from Juan Antonio Martinez <>. REPORTING BUGS
Report bugs ideas, comments, bug-fixes and so to: Juan Antonio Martinez <> SEE ALSO
pam(8), pam_pkcs11.conf(5), PAM Systems Administrator Guide, README.mappers file, PAM-PKCS#11 User Manual. Mario Strasser 15-Feb-2005 pam_pkcs11(8)

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pklogin_finder(1)						    PAM-PKCS#11 						 pklogin_finder(1)

pklogin_finder - maps certificates into a user SYNTAX
pklogin_finder [debug] [config_file=<filename>] DESCRIPTION
pklogin_finder uses the pam_pkcs11 library infrastructure to interactively map a PKCS#11 provided certificate to a user. pklogin_finder uses the the same configuration file and arguments than pam_pkcs11(8) PAM module. Load defined mapper modules, and try to find a map between found certificates and a user login. OPTIONS
debug Enable debugging output. Default is no debug. config_file=<configuration file> Sets the configuration file to use. Default value is /etc/pam_pkcs11/pam_pkcs11.conf. As it uses the same configuration file than pam_pkcs11, all pam_pkcs11 options are also available. Note that some of them has no sense in a non-PAM environment, so they will be ignored. RETURN VALUE
On success pklogin_finder prints on stdout the login name and exits returns 0. On user mapping error it returns 1. On no user match it prints nothing and returns 2. FILES
/etc/pam_pkcs11/pam_pkcs11.conf EXAMPLES
To run this program the standard way, insert a smart card into the reader and type: pklogin_finder Alternatively you can specify options: pklogin_finder debug config_file=${HOME}/.pam_pkcs11.conf AUTHORS
Juan Antonio Martinez <> SEE ALSO
pam_pkcs11(8), pkcs11_inspect(1), PAM-PKCS11 User Manual Juan Antonio Martinez Aug 2005 pklogin_finder(1)
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