Bug 822496 - authconfig doesn't allow to configure all installed pam modules
authconfig doesn't allow to configure all installed pam modules
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: authconfig (Show other bugs)
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x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: Tomas Mraz
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2012-05-17 10:23 EDT by Dirk Heinrichs
Modified: 2012-05-18 07:24 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2012-05-18 03:33:24 EDT
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Description Dirk Heinrichs 2012-05-17 10:23:51 EDT
Description of problem:
I installed pam_ssh and pam_afs_session, then ran authconfig(-tui). Neither module occurs in the list of pam modules, so I had to configure them manually. Needless to say, if I use the tool again, it would overwrite my changes.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
6.2.1-1.fc17

How reproducible:
Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install pam_ssh or pam_afs_session
2. Run authconfig-tui to enable them
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Actual results:
New pam modules don't appear in the list.

Expected results:
New pam modules should appear in the list, so that they can be selected and would be configured correctly.

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Comment 1 Tomas Mraz 2012-05-18 03:33:24 EDT
authconfig purpose is not to configure any pam module that can be installed. If you want to customize the pam configuration you need to replace the {system-,password-,fingerprint-,smartcard-}auth symlinks pointing to the *-ac files to point to different files with your customized configuration. Authconfig will never modify the symlinks.

See also system-auth-ac manual page.
Comment 2 Dirk Heinrichs 2012-05-18 07:24:00 EDT
(In reply to comment #1)

> authconfig purpose is not to configure any pam module that can be installed.

Hmm, what's it worth, then? Maybe Fedora folks should take a look at Debians pam-auth-update for some inspiration ;)

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