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PAM_ROOTOK(8)						    BSD System Manager's Manual 					     PAM_ROOTOK(8)

pam_rootok -- RootOK PAM module SYNOPSIS
[service-name] module-type control-flag pam_rootok [options] DESCRIPTION
The RootOK authentication service module for PAM, pam_rootok provides functionality for only one PAM category: authentication. In terms of the module-type parameter, this is the ``auth'' feature. It also provides a null function for session management. RootOK Authentication Module The RootOK authentication component (pam_sm_authenticate()), always returns success for the superuser; i.e., if getuid(2) returns 0. The following options may be passed to the authentication module: debug syslog(3) debugging information at LOG_DEBUG level. no_warn suppress warning messages to the user. These messages include reasons why the user's authentication attempt was declined. SEE ALSO
getuid(2), pam.conf(5), pam(8) BSD
July 8, 2001 BSD

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PAM_ROOTOK(8)							 Linux-PAM Manual						     PAM_ROOTOK(8)

pam_rootok - Gain only root access SYNOPSIS [debug] DESCRIPTION
pam_rootok is a PAM module that authenticates the user if their UID is 0. Applications that are created setuid-root generally retain the UID of the user but run with the authority of an enhanced effective-UID. It is the real UID that is checked. OPTIONS
debug Print debug information. MODULE TYPES PROVIDED
The auth, acct and password module types are provided. RETURN VALUES
In the case of the su(1) application the historical usage is to permit the superuser to adopt the identity of a lesser user without the use of a password. To obtain this behavior with PAM the following pair of lines are needed for the corresponding entry in the /etc/pam.d/su configuration file: # su authentication. Root is granted access by default. auth sufficient auth required SEE ALSO
su(1), pam.conf(5), pam.d(5), pam(7) AUTHOR
pam_rootok was written by Andrew G. Morgan, <>. Linux-PAM Manual 06/04/2011 PAM_ROOTOK(8)
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