Does OpenSSH support setting PAM_AUSER

Darren Tucker dtucker at
Mon Sep 15 22:37:58 EST 2008

Godugu, Rajeshwar (NSN - IN/Bangalore) wrote:
> "sshd-hostbased account requisite allow_remote"
> 1) My doubt is, In pam_roles man page it is not clearly mentioned, will
> it work with Open-ssh or SSH?
> 2) So can you please tell me, is this sshd-hostbased service will set
> PAM_AUSER or not?

PAM_AUSER is not part of the PAM spec (either XSSO[1] or the original 
Sun RFC[2]) and OpenSSH does not currently use it.

The link you posted suggests that Sun have modified the sshd that ships 
with Solaris to use it for some auth methods, but you would need to ask 
Sun about that.


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