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authorTomas Mraz <tm@t8m.info>2008-01-23 15:35:12 +0000
committerTomas Mraz <tm@t8m.info>2008-01-23 15:35:12 +0000
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Purpose of commit: cleanup, new feature Commit summary: --------------- Merging the the refactorization pam_unix_ref branch into the trunk. Added support for sha256 and sha512 password hashes to pam_unix when the libcrypt supports them.
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+<?xml version="1.0" encoding='UTF-8'?>
+<!DOCTYPE refentry PUBLIC "-//OASIS//DTD DocBook XML V4.3//EN"
+ "http://www.oasis-open.org/docbook/xml/4.3/docbookx.dtd">
+
+<refentry id="unix_update">
+
+ <refmeta>
+ <refentrytitle>unix_update</refentrytitle>
+ <manvolnum>8</manvolnum>
+ <refmiscinfo class="sectdesc">Linux-PAM Manual</refmiscinfo>
+ </refmeta>
+
+ <refnamediv id="unix_update-name">
+ <refname>unix_update</refname>
+ <refpurpose>Helper binary that updates the password of a given user</refpurpose>
+ </refnamediv>
+
+ <refsynopsisdiv>
+ <cmdsynopsis id="unix_update-cmdsynopsis">
+ <command>unix_update</command>
+ <arg choice="opt">
+ ...
+ </arg>
+ </cmdsynopsis>
+ </refsynopsisdiv>
+
+ <refsect1 id="unix_update-description">
+
+ <title>DESCRIPTION</title>
+
+ <para>
+ <emphasis>unix_update</emphasis> is a helper program for the
+ <emphasis>pam_unix</emphasis> module that updates the
+ password of a given user. It is not intended to be run directly
+ from the command line and logs a security violation if done so.
+ </para>
+
+ <para>
+ The purpose of the helper is to enable tighter confinement of
+ login and password changing services. The helper is thus called only
+ when SELinux is enabled and in the enforcing mode on the system.
+ </para>
+
+ <para>
+ The interface of the helper - command line options, and input/output
+ data format are internal to the <emphasis>pam_unix</emphasis>
+ module and it should not be called directly from applications.
+ </para>
+ </refsect1>
+
+ <refsect1 id='unix_update-see_also'>
+ <title>SEE ALSO</title>
+ <para>
+ <citerefentry>
+ <refentrytitle>pam_unix</refentrytitle><manvolnum>8</manvolnum>
+ </citerefentry>
+ </para>
+ </refsect1>
+
+ <refsect1 id='unix_update-author'>
+ <title>AUTHOR</title>
+ <para>
+ Written by Tomas Mraz and other various people.
+ </para>
+ </refsect1>
+
+</refentry>