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authorThorsten Kukuk <>2004-09-28 13:48:45 +0000
committerThorsten Kukuk <>2004-09-28 13:48:45 +0000
commit6fb01537462a326a139f0c2d975145b26cd54bbe (patch)
tree5cc76f47e9687823164fa214fb801ce0f37a0766 /doc/modules
parent328d7328e5b4ea8d60164ce874bada2f4f58a201 (diff)
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Purpose of commit: Commit summary: --------------- bugfix: * Merge patches from Red Hat (Bug 477000 and other - kukuk) * Fix pam_rhosts option parsing (Bug 922648 - kukuk)
Diffstat (limited to 'doc/modules')
1 files changed, 15 insertions, 1 deletions
diff --git a/doc/modules/pam_userdb.sgml b/doc/modules/pam_userdb.sgml
index bdbf80b8..155a2668 100644
--- a/doc/modules/pam_userdb.sgml
+++ b/doc/modules/pam_userdb.sgml
@@ -50,6 +50,8 @@ what is contained in that database.
@@ -59,7 +61,7 @@ fields corresponding to the username keys are the passwords, in unencrypted form
so caution must be exercised over the access rights to the DB database itself..
The module will read the password from the user using the conversation mechanism. If
-you are using this module on top of another authetication module (like <tt/pam_pwdb/;)
+you are using this module on top of another authentication module (like <tt/pam_pwdb/;)
then you should tell that module to read the entered password from the PAM_AUTHTOK field, which is set by this module.
@@ -85,6 +87,18 @@ use the database found on pathname XXXX. Note that Berkeley DB usually adds the
needed filename extension for you, so you should use something like <tt>/etc/foodata</tt>
instead of <tt>/etc/foodata.db</tt>.
+<item> <tt/use_authtok/ -
+use the authentication token previously obtained by another module that did the
+conversation with the application. If this token can not be obtained then
+the module will try to converse again. This option can be used for stacking
+different modules that need to deal with the authentication tokens.
+<tt/unknown_ok/ -
+do not return error when checking for a user that is not in the database.
+This can be used to stack more than one pam_userdb module that will check a
+username/password pair in more than a database.
<tag><bf>Examples/suggested usage:</bf></tag>