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authorThorsten Kukuk <>2005-12-16 17:52:36 +0000
committerThorsten Kukuk <>2005-12-16 17:52:36 +0000
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Purpose of commit: new feature Commit summary: --------------- 2005-12-16 Thorsten Kukuk <> * modules/pam_group/pam_group.c (check_account): Implement support for netgroups. * modules/pam_group/group.conf: Add all documentation to this example config file and don't reference to outdated configs. * modules/pam_group/README: New. * modules/pam_group/ Add README to EXTRADIST.
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+This is a help file for the pam_group module. It explains the need for
+pam_group and also the syntax of the /etc/security/group.conf file.
+1. Introduction
+It is desirable to give extra privileges to a user running a specific
+PAM aware application at various times of the day and on specific days
+or over various terminal lines by adding this user to extra groups.
+The pam_group module is intended to offer a configurable module that
+satisfies this purpose, within the context of Linux-PAM.
+2. the /etc/security/group.conf file
+Its syntax is described in the sample group.conf file.
+unrecognised rules are ignored (but an error is logged to syslog(3))
+Bugs to the list <>