Projects / pam_pwdfile


pam_pwdfile is a PAM module that can be used for the authentication service only, in cases where one wants to use a different set of passwords from those in the main system password database. e.g. to keep mail retrieval passwords separate from user passwords for security reasons. The password file consists of simple username:crypted_password pairs, where crypted_password can be DES or MD5.

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  •  22 Dec 2003 14:41

    Release Notes: New documentation was added, including a Cyrus imapd account-less howto and example Makefiles. A patch by Greg Norris was integrated to handle bigcrypt/crypt switcheroos more gracefully.

    •  10 Jun 2002 23:05

      Release Notes: A possible bug with -lcrypt and DES passwords has been fixed.

      •  12 May 2002 04:34

        Release Notes: A fix for a bug where MD5 passwords could not be handled due to the SSL library being linked with the calling application.


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