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Manual Reference Pages  -  PAMTESTER (1)

NAME

pamtester - test pluggable authentication module (PAM) facility

CONTENTS

Synopsis
Description
Options
Author
Copyright

SYNOPSIS

pamtester [-v] [-I item=value] [-E var=value] service user operation [operation ...]

DESCRIPTION

Test pluggable authentication module (PAM) facility.

service is the PAM service name. user is the name of the user account to operate with the PAM facility. The following operations are supported.
authenticate
  Authenticate user. A conversation may subsequently take place to prompt user input to retrieve necessary authentication information.
acct_mgmt
  Perform account management on user. A conversation may subsequently take place to prompt user input for necessary authentication information.
open_session
  Open a new session for user.
close_session
  Close the current session for user.
chauthtok
  Change the authentication token currently assigned to user. Conversation may subsequently take place to prompt user input for necessary authentication information.
Note that some operations may eventually need additional privileges to fulfill the request depending on the service configuration.
Any operation may also be followed by the option flags that are provided between the pair of parenthesis. Flags are all named and combinable or inversible with bitwise operators; "|" (OR), "&" (AND), "^" (XOR) and "~" (NOT) are accepted.
authenticate(PAM_SILENT | PAM_DISALLOW_NULL_AUTHTOK)
The list of allowed options is shown below:
- PAM_SILENT
- PAM_DISALLOW_NULL_AUTHTOK
- PAM_ESTABLISH_CRED
- PAM_REINITIALIZE_CRED
- PAM_REFRESH_CRED
- PAM_CHANGE_EXPIRED_AUTHTOK
Additional authentication information such as the name of the remote user, the remote host and the tty can be supplied via -I (--item) option.

The following types of information are supported:
- service
- user
- prompt
- tty
- ruser
- rhost

OPTIONS

-v, --verbose
  Turn on verbose mode.
-I item=value, --item item=value
  Provide additional information to authentication module.
-E var=value, --env var=value
  Set environment variable var to value

AUTHOR

Written by Moriyoshi Koizumi <moriyoshi@users.sourceforge.net>

REPORTING BUGS

Report bugs to <pamtester-bugs@lists.sourceforge.net>.

COPYRIGHT

Copyright © 2004 - 2005 Moriyoshi Koizumi. All rights reserved.

SEE ALSO

pam(7)
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