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pam_tacplus - TACACS+ authentication PAM module



      pam_tacplus - TACACS+ authentication PAM module


      [service-name] module-type control-flag pam_tacplus [options]


      The pam_tacplus module provides authentication services based upon the
      TACACS+ protocol for the PAM (Pluggable Authentication Module) framework.
      The pam_tacplus module accepts these optional parameters:
      use_first_pass  causes pam_tacplus to use a previously entered password
                      instead of prompting for a new one.  If no password has
                      been entered then authentication fails.
      try_first_pass  causes pam_tacplus to use a previously entered password,
                      if one is available.  If no password has been entered,
                      pam_tacplus prompts for one as usual.
      echo_pass       causes echoing to be left on if pam_tacplus prompts for a
      conf=pathname   specifies a non-standard location for the TACACS+ client
                      configuration file (normally located in
                      specifies a user whose passwd(5) entry will be used as a
                      template to create the session environment if the sup‐
                      plied username does not exist in local password database.
                      The user will be authenticated with the supplied username
                      and password, but his credentials to the system will be
                      presented as the ones for username, i.e., his login
                      class, home directory, resource limits, etc. will be set
                      to ones defined for username.
                      If this option is omitted, and there is no username in
                      the system databases equal to the supplied one (as deter‐
                      mined by call to getpwnam(3)), the authentication will


      /etc/tacplus.conf  The standard TACACS+ client configuration file for
      passwd(5), tacplus.conf(5), pam(8)


      The pam_tacplus module first appeared in FreeBSD 3.1.


      The pam_tacplus manual page was written by Andrzej Bialecki
      〈〉 and adapted to TACACS+ from RADIUS by Mark R V Murray
      The pam_tacplus module was written by John D. Polstra 〈〉.


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