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PAM_EXEC(8) Linux-PAM Manual PAM_EXEC(8)
pam_exec - PAM module which calls an external command
pam_exec.so [debug] [expose_authtok] [seteuid] [quiet] [log=file] command [...]
pam_exec is a PAM module that can be used to run an external command.
The child's environment is set to the current PAM environment list, as returned by
pam_getenvlist(3) In addition, the following PAM items are exported as environment
variables: PAM_RHOST, PAM_RUSER, PAM_SERVICE, PAM_TTY, PAM_USER and PAM_TYPE, which
contains one of the module types: account, auth, password, open_session and close_session.
Commands called by pam_exec need to be aware of that the user can have controll over the
Print debug information.
During authentication the calling command can read the password from stdin(3).
The output of the command is appended to file
Per default pam_exec.so will echo the exit status of the external command if it fails.
Specifying this option will suppress the message.
Per default pam_exec.so will execute the external command with the real user ID of the
calling process. Specifying this option means the command is run with the effective
MODULE TYPES PROVIDED
All module types (auth, account, password and session) are provided.
The external command was run successfully.
No argument or a wrong number of arguments were given.
A system error occurred or the command to execute failed.
pam_setcred was called, which does not execute the command.
Add the following line to /etc/pam.d/passwd to rebuild the NIS database after each local
password optional pam_exec.so seteuid /usr/bin/make -C /var/yp
This will execute the command
make -C /var/yp
with effective user ID.
pam.conf(5), pam.d(5), pam(7)
pam_exec was written by Thorsten Kukuk <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Linux-PAM Manual 06/04/2011 PAM_EXEC(8)
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