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pam_passwd_auth(5)	       Standards, Environments, and Macros	       pam_passwd_auth(5)

       pam_passwd_auth - authentication module for password


       pam_passwd_auth	provides  authentication  functionality to the password service as imple-
       mented by passwd(1). It differs from  the  standard  PAM  authentication  modules  in  its
       prompting  behavior.  It should be the first module on the password service authentication

       The name of the user whose password attributes are to be updated must be  present  in  the
       PAM_USER  item.	This  can  be  accomplished due to a previous call to pam_start(3PAM), or
       explicitly set by pam_set_item(3PAM). Based on the current user-id and the repository that
       is  to  by updated, the module determines whether a password is necessary for a successful
       update of the password repository, and if so, which password is required.

       The following options can be passed to the module:

       debug		syslog(3C) debugging information at the LOG_DEBUG level

       nowarn		Turn off warning messages

       server_policy	If the account authority for the user, as specified  by  PAM_USER,  is	a
			server,  do  not  apply the Unix policy from the passwd entry in the name
			service switch.

       The following error codes are returned:

       PAM_BUF_ERR	 Memory buffer error

       PAM_IGNORE	 Ignore module, not participating in result

       PAM_SUCCESS	 Successfully obtains authentication token

       PAM_SYSTEM_ERR	 System error

       See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes:

       |      ATTRIBUTE TYPE	     |	    ATTRIBUTE VALUE	   |
       |Interface Stability	     |Evolving			   |
       |MT Level		     |MT-Safe with exceptions	   |

       passwd(1), pam(3PAM), pam_authenticate(3PAM),  pam_start(3PAM),	pam_set_item(3PAM),  sys-
       log(3C),   libpam(3LIB),   pam.conf(4),	 attributes(5),  pam_authtok_check(5),	pam_auth-
       tok_get(5), pam_authtok_store(5),  pam_dhkeys(5),  pam_unix_account(5),	pam_unix_auth(5),

       The  interfaces	in libpam(3LIB) are MT-Safe only if each thread within the multi-threaded
       application uses its own PAM handle.

       This module relies on the value of the current real UID, this module is only safe for  MT-
       applications that don't change UIDs during the call to pam_authenticate(3PAM).

       The  pam_unix(5)  module  is  no  longer  supported.  Similar functionality is provided by
       pam_authtok_check(5),	 pam_authtok_get(5),	 pam_authtok_store(5),	   pam_dhkeys(5),
       pam_passwd_auth(5), pam_unix_account(5), pam_unix_auth(5), and pam_unix_session(5).

SunOS 5.11				   10 Aug 2002			       pam_passwd_auth(5)
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