Bug 120418 - likeauth option to pam_unix.so not documented.
likeauth option to pam_unix.so not documented.
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: pam (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Tomas Mraz
Jay Turner
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Reported: 2004-04-08 12:14 EDT by Björn Augustsson
Modified: 2015-01-07 19:07 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-04-08 09:49:11 EDT
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Description Björn Augustsson 2004-04-08 12:14:52 EDT
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Description of problem:
the /etc/pam.d/system-auth file as generated by authconfig can
(perhaps it always does) contain the option likeauth to pam_unix.so.
That option is not documented anywhere that I could find.

There is no man page for pam_unix (which is really a bug in itself),
but there is some information in
/usr/share/doc/pam-0.75/txts/README.pam_unix. Not about likeauth though.

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Steps to Reproduce:
1. man pam_unix
2. man pam_unix.so
3. get coffee

Actual Results:  Nothing.

Expected Results:  I should have been enlightened.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Kenneth Porter 2004-09-28 13:17:36 EDT
Some info here on the PAM mailing list:

Comment 2 Tomas Mraz 2005-04-08 09:49:11 EDT
Actually this option is not useful and was necessary only in older PAM. It
shouldn't be used by default but it does no harm if used.

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