Linux-PAM provides a flexible mechanism for authenticating users. It consists of a set of libraries that handle the authentication tasks of applications on the system. The library provides a stable general interface to which privilege-granting programs (such as login and su) defer to perform standard authentication tasks. PAM was invented by SUN Microsystems.
Release Notes: A lot of patches from Debian have been merged with this release.
Release Notes: This release contains new translations and improvements to pam_limits.so, pam_access.so, pam_cracklib.so, pam_namespace.so, and pam_selinux.so.
Release Notes: Bugfixes and documentation updates. A new pam_faildelay module was added.
Release Notes: This release adds the pam_loginuid.so module and fixes compilation with older toolchains.
Release Notes: This release fixes a bootstrap problem if no older Linux-PAM release is installed.