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RedHat 9 (Linux i386) - man page for authconfig (redhat section 8)

AUTHCONFIG(8)			     System Manager's Manual			    AUTHCONFIG(8)

NAME
       authconfig - an interface for configuring system authentication resources

SYNOPSIS
       authconfig  [--back]  [--test] [--nostart] [--kickstart] [--probe] [--enablecache] [--dis-
       ablecache] [--enablenis [--nisdomain <domain>] [--nisserver <nisserver[,nisserver...]>]	]
       [--disablenis]	[--enableshadow]   [--disableshadow]  [--enablemd5]  ]	[--disablemd5]	]
       [--enableldap [--enableldapauth] [--enableldapssl]  [--ldapserver  <ldapserver>]  [--ldap-
       basedn <basedn>] ] [--disableldap] [--disableldapauth] [--enablekrb5 [ --krb5realm <realm>
       ]  [--krb5kdc   <hostname[,hostname,...]>]   [--disablekrb5]   [--krb5adminserver   <host-
       name[,hostname,...]>]  ] [--enablehesiod [--hesiodlhs <lhs>] [--hesiodrhs <rhs>] ] [--dis-
       ablehesiod] [--enablesmb [--smbworkgroup <workgroup>] [--smbservers <server[,server]>]]

DESCRIPTION
       authconfig provides a simple method of configuring /etc/sysconfig/network to  handle  NIS,
       as well as /etc/passwd and /etc/shadow, the files used for shadow password support.  Basic
       LDAP, Kerberos 5, and SMB (authentication) client configuration is also provided.

       The authconfig window contains a Cancel button by default. If --back is specified  at  run
       time, a Back button is presented instead. If --test is specified, authconfig can be run by
       users other then root, and any configuration changes are not saved. If --nostart is speci-
       fied (which is what the install program does), ypbind will not be started or stopped imme-
       diately following program execution, but only enabled to start or stop at  boot	time.  if
       --kickstart  is	specified,  no	interactive screens will be seen.  The values the program
       will use will be those specified by the other options (--enablemd5, --usehadow, etc.).

       The --enablenis, --enableldap, and --enablehesiod  options  are	used  to  configure  user
       information  services in /etc/nsswitch.conf, the --enablecache option is used to configure
       naming  services  caching,  and	 the   --enableshadow,	 --enablemd5,	--enableldapauth,
       --enablekrb5  and  --enablesmb  options are used to configure authentication functions via
       /etc/pam.d/system-auth.	Each --enable has a matching --disable option that  disables  the
       service if it is already enabled.

       The --probe flag instructs authconfig to use DNS and other means to guess at configuration
       information for the current host, print its guesses to standard output, and exit.

       The default in kickstart mode (i.e. without any additional options) is to not  change  the
       current settings.

RETURN CODES
       authconfig  returns  0 on success, 2 on error, and 1 if the user cancelled the program (by
       using either the Cancel or Back button).

FILES
       /etc/sysconfig/authconfig
	      Used to track whether or not  particular	authentication	mechanisms  are  enabled.
	      Currently  includes  variables  named  USESHADOW, USEMD5, USEKERBEROS, USELDAPAUTH,
	      USESMBAUTH, USEHESIOD, USENIS, USELDAP.
       /etc/passwd,
	      Used for shadow password support.
       /etc/yp.conf
	      Configuration file for NIS support.
       /etc/sysconfig/network
	      Another configuration file for NIS support.
       /etc/ldap.conf
	      /etc/openldap/ldap.conf Used to configure LDAP (and OpenLDAP, respectively).
       /etc/krb5.conf
	      Used to configure Kerberos 5.
       /etc/krb.conf
	      Used to configure Kerberos IV (write-only).
       /etc/hesiod.conf
	      Used to configure Hesiod.
       /etc/pam_smb.conf
	      Used to configure SMB authentication.
       /etc/nsswitch.conf
	      Used to configure user information services.
       /etc/pam.d/system-auth
	      Used to configure PAM for system services via pam_stack(8).

SEE ALSO
       passwd(5), shadow(5), pwconv(1), domainname(1), ypbind(8), nsswitch.conf(5)

AUTHORS
       Nalin Dahyabhai <nalin@redhat.com>, Preston Brown <pbrown@redhat.com>, Matt Wilson <msw@redhat.com>

4th Berkeley Distribution		 Mon 30 July 2001			    AUTHCONFIG(8)


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