openssh authentication for non-system users

Peter Stuge stuge-openssh-unix-dev at
Sat Dec 25 07:46:22 EST 2004

On Fri, Dec 24, 2004 at 06:58:30PM +0200, Venelin Mihaylov wrote:
> Hello,
>   I am trying to write an PAM module for openssh, which should
> authenticate users using an MySQL database (it is based on
> pam_mysql).
> The problem is that I do not know what is necessary to authenticate
> successfully users, which do not have entries in /etc/passwd, for
> them I get invalid user :(.

I think you need to make an NSS module as well, which will make
getpwnam() and friends work properly with your user database.

Check out nsswitch.conf(5) on Linux or Solaris for more info.


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