Regarding PAM_TTY_KLUDGE and Solaris 8...

Nicolas Williams Nicolas.Williams at
Fri Oct 26 06:03:14 EST 2001

On Thu, Oct 25, 2001 at 12:57:38PM -0700, Darren Moffat wrote:
> >something like SSH_ASKPASS (or PAM_ASK_ITEM :)
> What is PAM_ASK_ITEM ?

I was saying, indirectly, that any such utility library should use the
value of an environment value named "PAM_ASK_ITEM" as the name of the
program to execute for prompting the used for PAM items (e.g., PAM_USER

I just invented that :)

> You can't just add items to the PAM item namespace this is an Open group
> administered standard.

I'm doing no such thing. Though  I certainly could: Linux-PAM has done
this sort of thing before :) (but no worries, I have no deisre, yet, to
add PAM items).

> --
> Darren J Moffat

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