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+pam_wheel — Only permit root access to members of group wheel
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+DESCRIPTION
+
+The pam_wheel PAM module is used to enforce the so-called wheel group. By
+default it permits access to the target user if the applicant user is a member
+of the wheel group. If no group with this name exist, the module is using the
+group with the group-ID 0.
+
+OPTIONS
+
+debug
+
+ Print debug information.
+
+deny
+
+ 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 group
+ option), deny access. Conversely, if the user is not in the group, return
+ PAM_IGNORE (unless trust was also specified, in which case we return
+ PAM_SUCCESS).
+
+group=name
+
+ Instead of checking the wheel or GID 0 groups, use the name group to
+ perform the authentication.
+
+root_only
+
+ The check for wheel membership is done only when the target user UID is 0.
+
+trust
+
+ 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).
+
+use_uid
+
+ 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).
+
+EXAMPLES
+
+The root account gains access by default (rootok), only wheel members can
+become root (wheel) but Unix authenticate non-root applicants.
+
+su auth sufficient pam_rootok.so
+su auth required pam_wheel.so
+su auth required pam_unix.so
+
+
+AUTHOR
+
+pam_wheel was written by Cristian Gafton <gafton@redhat.com>.
+