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+.\" Title: pam_rootok
+.\" Author:
+.\" Generator: DocBook XSL Stylesheets v1.70.1 <>
+.\" Date: 06/04/2006
+.\" Manual: Linux\-PAM Manual
+.\" Source: Linux\-PAM Manual
+.TH "PAM_ROOTOK" "8" "06/04/2006" "Linux\-PAM Manual" "Linux\-PAM Manual"
+.\" disable hyphenation
+.\" disable justification (adjust text to left margin only) l
+pam_rootok \- Gain only root access
+.HP 14
+\\fR [debug]
+pam_rootok is a PAM module that authenticates the user if their
+\fI0\fR. Applications that are created setuid\-root generally retain the
+of the user but run with the authority of an enhanced effective\-UID. It is the real
+that is checked.
+.TP 3n
+Print debug information.
+Only the
+service is supported.
+.TP 3n
+.TP 3n
+In the case of the
+application the historical usage is to permit the superuser to adopt the identity of a lesser user without the use of a password. To obtain this behavior with PAM the following pair of lines are needed for the corresponding entry in the
+configuration file:
+.RS 3n
+# su authentication. Root is granted access by default.
+auth sufficient
+auth required
+pam_rootok was written by Andrew G. Morgan, <>.