pam_extrausers

       pam_extrausers.so [...]

DESCRIPTION
       This is similar to the standard Unix authentication module pam_unix.
       But instead of using /etc/passwd and /etc/shadow, it uses
       /var/lib/extrausers/passwd and /var/lib/extrausers/shadow.

       The account component performs the task of establishing the status of
       the user's account and password based on the following shadow elements:
       expire, last_change, max_change, min_change, warn_change. In the case
       of the latter, it may offer advice to the user on changing their
       password or, through the PAM_AUTHTOKEN_REQD return, delay giving
       service to the user until they have established a new password. The
       entries listed above are documented in the shadow(5) manual page.
       Should the user's record not contain one or more of these entries, the
       corresponding shadow check is not performed.

       The authentication component performs the task of checking the users
       credentials (password). The default action of this module is to not
       permit the user access to a service if their official password is
       blank.

       The password component of this module performs the task of updating the
       user's password. The default encryption hash is taken from the
       ENCRYPT_METHOD variable from /etc/login.defs

       The session component of this module logs when a user logins or leave
       the system.

       Remaining arguments, supported by others functions of this module, are
       silently ignored. Other arguments are logged as errors through
       syslog(3).

OPTIONS
       debug
           Turns on debugging via syslog(3).

       audit
           A little more extreme than debug.

       nullok
           The default action of this module is to not permit the user access
           to a service if their official password is blank. The nullok
           argument overrides this default and allows any user with a blank
           password to access the service.

       nullok_secure
           The default action of this module is to not permit the user access
           to a service if their official password is blank. The nullok_secure
           argument overrides this default and allows any user with a blank
           password to access the service as long as the value of PAM_TTY is
           set to one of the values found in /etc/securetty.

       try_first_pass
           component from requesting a delay should the authentication as a
           whole fail. The default action is for the module to request a
           delay-on-failure of the order of two second.

       use_authtok
           When password changing enforce the module to set the new password
           to the one provided by a previously stacked password module (this
           is used in the example of the stacking of the pam_cracklib module
           documented below).

       not_set_pass
           This argument is used to inform the module that it is not to pay
           attention to/make available the old or new passwords from/to other
           (stacked) password modules.

       nis
           NIS RPC is used for setting new passwords.

       remember=n
           The last n passwords for each user are saved in
           /etc/security/opasswd in order to force password change history and
           keep the user from alternating between the same password too
           frequently. Instead of this option the pam_pwhistory module should
           be used.

       shadow
           Try to maintain a shadow based system.

       md5
           When a user changes their password next, encrypt it with the MD5
           algorithm.

       bigcrypt
           When a user changes their password next, encrypt it with the DEC C2
           algorithm.

       sha256
           When a user changes their password next, encrypt it with the SHA256
           algorithm. If the SHA256 algorithm is not known to the crypt(3)
           function, fall back to MD5.

       sha512
           When a user changes their password next, encrypt it with the SHA512
           algorithm. If the SHA512 algorithm is not known to the crypt(3)
           function, fall back to MD5.

       blowfish
           When a user changes their password next, encrypt it with the
           blowfish algorithm. If the blowfish algorithm is not known to the
           crypt(3) function, fall back to MD5.

       rounds=n
           Set the optional number of rounds of the SHA256, SHA512 and
           blowfish password hashing algorithms to n.
           behavior is similar to the pam_cracklib module, but for
           non-dictionary-based checks. The following checks are implemented:

           Palindrome
               Verifies that the new password is not a palindrome of (i.e.,
               the reverse of) the previous one.

           Case Change Only
               Verifies that the new password isn't the same as the old one
               with a change of case.

           Similar
               Verifies that the new password isn't too much like the previous
               one.

           Simple
               Is the new password too simple? This is based on the length of
               the password and the number of different types of characters
               (alpha, numeric, etc.) used.

           Rotated
               Is the new password a rotated version of the old password?
               (E.g., "billy" and "illyb")

       Invalid arguments are logged with syslog(3).

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

RETURN VALUES
       PAM_IGNORE
           Ignore this module.

EXAMPLES
       An example usage for /etc/pam.d/common-password would be:

           password        [success=2 default=ignore]      pam_extrausers.so obscure sha512
           password        [success=1 default=ignore]      pam_unix.so obscure sha512
           # here's the fallback if no module succeeds
           password        requisite                       pam_deny.so
           # prime the stack with a positive return value if there isn't one already;
           # this avoids us returning an error just because nothing sets a success code
           # since the modules above will each just jump around
           password        required                        pam_permit.so
           # and here are more per-package modules (the "Additional" block)
           password        optional        pam_gnome_keyring.so
           password        optional        pam_ecryptfs.so

SEE ALSO
       login.defs(5), pam.conf(5), pam.d(5), pam(7)

AUTHOR
       pam_extrausers was written by various people.
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