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authorThorsten Kukuk <>2008-01-08 12:44:15 +0000
committerThorsten Kukuk <>2008-01-08 12:44:15 +0000
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-.\" Title: pam_wheel
-.\" Author:
-.\" Generator: DocBook XSL Stylesheets v1.70.1 <>
-.\" Date: 06/09/2006
-.\" Manual: Linux\-PAM Manual
-.\" Source: Linux\-PAM Manual
-.TH "PAM_WHEEL" "8" "06/09/2006" "Linux\-PAM Manual" "Linux\-PAM Manual"
-.\" disable hyphenation
-.\" disable justification (adjust text to left margin only) l
-pam_wheel \- Only permit root access to members of group wheel
-.HP 13
-\\fR [debug] [deny] [group=\fIname\fR] [root_only] [trust] [use_uid]
-The pam_wheel PAM module is used to enforce the so\-called
-group. By default it permits root access to the system if the applicant user is a member of the
-group. If no group with this name exist, the module is using the group with the group\-ID
-.TP 3n
-Print debug information.
-.TP 3n
-Reverse the sense of the auth operation: if the user is trying to get UID 0 access and is a member of the wheel group (or the group of the
-option), deny access. Conversely, if the user is not in the group, return PAM_IGNORE (unless
-was also specified, in which case we return PAM_SUCCESS).
-.TP 3n
-Instead of checking the wheel or GID 0 groups, use the
-group to perform the authentication.
-.TP 3n
-The check for wheel membership is done only.
-.TP 3n
-The pam_wheel module will return PAM_SUCCESS instead of PAM_IGNORE if the user is a member of the wheel group (thus with a little play stacking the modules the wheel members may be able to su to root without being prompted for a passwd).
-.TP 3n
-The check for wheel membership will be done against the current uid instead of the original one (useful when jumping with su from one account to another for example).
-services are supported.
-.TP 3n
-Authentication failure.
-.TP 3n
-Memory buffer error.
-.TP 3n
-The return value should be ignored by PAM dispatch.
-.TP 3n
-Permission denied.
-.TP 3n
-Cannot determine the user name.
-.TP 3n
-.TP 3n
-User not known.
-The root account gains access by default (rootok), only wheel members can become root (wheel) but Unix authenticate non\-root applicants.
-.RS 3n
-su auth sufficient
-su auth required
-su auth required
-pam_wheel was written by Cristian Gafton <>.