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PAM_SELF(8)                 System Manager's Manual                PAM_SELF(8)

     pam_self - Self PAM module

     [service-name] module-type control-flag pam_self [options]

     The Self authentication service module for PAM provides functionality for
     only one PAM category: authentication.  In terms of the module-type
     parameter, this is the "auth" feature.

   Self Authentication Module
     The Self authentication component (pam_sm_authenticate()), returns
     success if and only if the target user's user ID is identical with the
     current real user ID.  If the current real user ID is zero,
     authentication will fail, unless the allow_root option was specified.

     The following options may be passed to the authentication module:

     debug           syslog(3) debugging information at LOG_DEBUG level.

     no_warn         suppress warning messages to the user.  These messages
                     include reasons why the user's authentication attempt was

     allow_root      do not automatically fail if the current real user ID is

     getuid(2), pam.conf(5), pam(8)

     The pam_self module and this manual page were developed for the FreeBSD
     Project by ThinkSec AS and NAI Labs, the Security Research Division of
     Network Associates, Inc. under DARPA/SPAWAR contract N66001-01-C-8035
     ("CBOSS"), as part of the DARPA CHATS research program.

NetBSD 10.99                   December 5, 2001                   NetBSD 10.99