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The PAM configuration file, pam.conf(4), is used to configure PAM service modules for system services, such as login, rlogin, su, and cron. The system administrator manages this file. An incorrect order of entries in pam.conf can cause unforeseen side effects. For example, a badly configured pam.conf can lock out users so that single-user mode becomes necessary for repair. For information about PAM configuration, see PAM Configuration (Reference) in System Administration Guide: Security Services.