Solaris Transition Guide


The Pluggable Authentication Module (PAM) framework enables new authentication technologies to be "plugged-in" without changing commands, such as login, ftp, telnet and so on. The framework enables a system administrator to choose any combination of services to provide authentication. Mechanisms for account, session, and password management can also be "plugged-in" using this framework.

System Administration Guide, Volume II describes the administration of PAM.