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Re: PAM awareness


From: Derek Robert Price
Subject: Re: PAM awareness
Date: Fri, 16 Jul 2004 23:27:29 -0400
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Brian Murphy wrote:

> Derek Robert Price wrote:
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>> Brian Murphy wrote:
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>>  
>>
>>> This is not enough, I have a patch which adds pam session management
>>> functionality
>>> so that things set by pam modules are set in the running session
>>> (for example
>>> extra groups)
>>>
>>> The patch is here:
>>> http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-cvs/2003-10/msg00307.html
>>>   
>>
>>
>>
>> Does this patch need to be committed, Brian, or is it unfinished?
>> Does it deserve documentation or does it provide functionality users
>> will expect from a PAM enabled application?
>>
>> Derek
>>
>>  
>>
> The PAM support is incomplete without it, some things which PAM
> modules can
> do are unsupported by CVS without the patch. The patch was in
> response to a
> request from someone who used a PAM module which allocated group
> permissions
> to the user which were then ignored by CVS.
>
> The attached patch makes PAM support complete in that it supports
> all PAM
> functionality.


Thanks.  I'm running a make right now.  If it completes successfully,
I'll commit this.

> The contrib directory does not include a "pam" subdirectory with the
> configuration
> files for linux and solaris, at least in the released version
> (1.12.9). These should
> also be updated to match the documentation.


Committed.  Thanks for the report.

Derek

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