pam_wheel - Only permit root access to members of group wheel
[debug] [deny] [group= name] [root_only] [trust]
The pam_wheel PAM module is used to enforce the so-called wheel
default it permits root access to the system if the applicant user is a member
of the wheel
group. If no group with this name exist, the module is
using the group with the group-ID 0
Print debug information.
Reverse the sense of the auth operation: if
the user is trying to get UID 0 access and is a member of the wheel group (or
the group of the group option), deny access. Conversely, if the user is
not in the group, return PAM_IGNORE (unless trust was also specified,
in which case we return PAM_SUCCESS).
Instead of checking the wheel or GID 0 groups,
use the name group to perform the authentication.
The check for wheel membership is done
The pam_wheel module will return PAM_SUCCESS
instead of PAM_IGNORE if the user is a member of the wheel group (thus with a
little play stacking the modules the wheel members may be able to su to root
without being prompted for a passwd).
module types are provided.
Memory buffer error.
The return value should be ignored by PAM
Cannot determine the user name.
User not known.
The root account gains access by default (rootok), only wheel members can become
root (wheel) but Unix authenticate non-root applicants.
su auth sufficient pam_rootok.so
su auth required pam_wheel.so
su auth required pam_unix.so
pam_wheel was written by Cristian Gafton <firstname.lastname@example.org>.