locked account accessable via pubkey auth

Nicolas Williams Nicolas.Williams at ubsw.com
Fri Feb 1 01:05:37 EST 2002

On Wed, Jan 30, 2002 at 05:42:18PM -0800, Frank Cusack wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 30, 2002 at 05:02:37PM -0800, Darren Moffat wrote:
> > New in Solaris 9 is pam_unix_account(5) which says:
> > 
> >      pam_unix_account provides functionality to the  PAM  account
> >      management  stack. The function pam(3PAM) function retrieves
> >      password aging information from the  repositories  specified
> >      in  nsswitch.conf(4),  and  verifies that the user's account
> >      and password have not expired.
> hmm... This seems broken.  If I want a certain service to check pam_unix,
> I list it in pam.conf.  Instead, I'm now supposed to call pam_unix_account()
> specifically?  Is pam_unix_account() somehow different than the normal
> pam account mgmt w/ pam_unix in pam.conf?  The intent of this (AFAICT) is
> so that an app can always check against pam_unix, regardless of what's in
> pam.conf -- broken.  Sorry, this is getting OT.

Hmmmm, I haven't played with Solaris 9 yet, but that sounds like a
special PAM stack configured only with pam_unix that can be used to
check a Unix account's status independently of what PAM stack the app
used for authentication in the first place.

> /fc


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