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pam_set_items - A PAM test module to set module-specific PAM items

PAM_SET_ITEMS(8)   PAM_SET_ITEMS(8)

NAME

pam_set_items - A PAM test module to set module-specific PAM items

SYNOPSIS

pam_set_items.so

DESCRIPTION

PAM modules store data in PAM items. These items are only accessible from module context, not application context as they might include private data (PAM_AUTHTOK normally contains the password). But when testing PAM modules, it’s often nice to make sure a PAM module under test can retrieve data from the stack. The pam_set_items module makes this possible by reading environment variables and setting them as PAM items.

OPTIONS

None

MODULE TYPES PROVIDED

All module types ( account, auth, password and session) are provided.

EXAMPLE

Consider an example that tests that pam_unix is able to read a provided password and doesn’t query on its own. The test service file would contain:
 
auth required        pam_set_items.so
auth required        pam_unix.so
 
Then the test would put the item to the test environment with:
 
setenv("PAM_AUTHTOK", "secret");
 
Then run the PAM conversation.
2015-11-04