Bug 443898 - PAM can not authenticate against blowfish hashes FutureFeature
PAM can not authenticate against blowfish hashes FutureFeature
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: pam (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Tomas Mraz
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-04-23 18:11 EDT by hoffer53
Modified: 2008-04-23 18:24 EDT (History)
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Description hoffer53 2008-04-23 18:11:14 EDT
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Description of problem:
FutureFeature
It would be nice to include SUSE's pam_unix2 and libxcrypt into the Fedora distro in order to allow for easier transition from *BSD and also to allow for stronger password hashes.  The pam_unix2 plugin is backwards compatible with md5 and DES password hashes, so integration into a future version should not be too difficult.

The packages can be found in the current source distro of SUSE as well as here:
ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/people/kukuk/libxcrypt/
ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/people/kukuk/pam/pam_unix2
Make and install libxcrypt, then make and install pam_unix2.
Change all pam_unix.so occurrences in /etc/pam.d/* to read pam_unix2.so.

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Comment 1 Tomas Mraz 2008-04-23 18:24:29 EDT
We have already support for SHA256 and SHA512 password hashes which are strong
enough and I do not see any serious reason for having pam_unix2 in Fedora. Also
new packages get into Fedora this way:
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/PackageMaintainers

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