Bug 827342 - Review and unify the PAM authentication documentation
Review and unify the PAM authentication documentation
Product: Red Hat Satellite 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: Docs Installation Guide (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Dan Macpherson
Dan Macpherson
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Blocks: sat55-docs
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Reported: 2012-06-01 03:45 EDT by Jan Pazdziora
Modified: 2013-10-11 07:21 EDT (History)
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Description Jan Pazdziora 2012-06-01 03:45:02 EDT
Description of problem:

We had bug 701900 and bug 739582 for PAM authentication. But now that I'm looking at the 5.4 documentation and we have PAM mentioned not only in user guide and installation guide but also in deployment guide:


And here again we have those /lib/security and /lib/security64 paths which I believe are not needed, and in any case the examples do not match those at




O wonder if we need the topic covered in three different docs sets.

Also note that http://docs.redhat.com/docs/en-US/Red_Hat_Network_Satellite/5.4/html/User_Guide/chap-User_Guide-PAM_Authentication.html talks about

"Example 5.1. Using PAM with Kerberos on a Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 i386 system"

-- that i386 bit should not be needed here if we are not including the paths in the config files.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

Satellite 5.4 docs.

How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:
1. Look at three places in Satellite docs where we talk about PAM.
Actual results:

Different suggestions to configure the thing.

Expected results:

They give the same advice about configuring the thing. Or maybe the topic is covered in just one place and no in three.

Additional info:
Comment 3 Dan Macpherson 2013-09-11 01:44:10 EDT
Verified revised PAM auth documentation.
Comment 4 Clifford Perry 2013-10-11 07:21:35 EDT
Satellite 5.6 Documentation is published, as part of the 5.6 release and can be found here: 


Closing this bug out. Please open a new bug, if there is further issues/concerns with the Satellite Documentation.


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