Manual Reference Pages - PAM_GUEST (8)
- Guest PAM module
The guest service module for PAM allows guest logins.
If successful, the
module sets the PAM environment variable
to the login name.
The application can check this variable using
to differentiate guest logins from normal logins.
The following options may be passed to the
| guests = list
Comma-separated list of guest account names.
The default is
A typical value for
Omits the password prompt if the target account is on the list of
The password typed in by the user is exported as the
This is useful for applications like
where guest users are encouraged to use their email address as
Requires the guest user to type in the guest account name as password.
module and this manual page were developed for the
ThinkSec AS and NAI Labs, the Security Research Division of Network
Associates, Inc. under DARPA/SPAWAR contract N66001-01-C-8035
as part of the DARPA CHATS research program.
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