Looking for PAM (Pluggable Authentication Module) for Solaris

Looking for PAM (Pluggable Authentication Module) for Solaris

Post by Ernest Ki » Sun, 23 May 1999 04:00:00

I am looking for a password strength checker PAM for Solaris.  When
the user is changing their password, it should check to make sure that
it is a strong password (ie: not a word, name, etc, something that's
easily cracked).  I know that there are PAMs that do this in Linux,
but from what I understand the PAM model on Linux and Solaris differ.
If anyone know a good pointer to this, I'd appreciate it.  Thanks.



1. Solaris 2.4 Pluggable Authentication Modules (PAM)

Does anyone have any info on PAM ? PAM is the authentication system used
in Solaris 2.4. In particular, I would like to know:

        is it (now, or to be) a published interface, whereby third
        party applications could interact with it to authenticate a user ?

        is it fully implemented, ie. do all interfaces that authenticate
        using crypt(3), now use PAM ?  

I'm not running on Solaris 2.4 at the mo, so I can't get these answers myself.

Many thanks, Dave  

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