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Developer's Guide to Oracle Solaris 11 Security     Oracle Solaris 11.1 Information Library
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1.  Oracle Solaris Security for Developers (Overview)

2.  Developing Privileged Applications

3.  Writing PAM Applications and Services

Introduction to the PAM Framework

PAM Service Modules

Changes to PAM Modules in This Release

PAM Library

PAM Authentication Process

Requirements for PAM Consumers

PAM Configuration

Configuring PAM Through /etc/pam.d

Writing Applications That Use PAM Services

A Simple PAM Consumer Example

Other Useful PAM Functions

Writing Conversation Functions

Writing Modules That Provide PAM Services

Requirements for PAM Service Providers

Sample PAM Provider Service Module

4.  Writing Applications That Use GSS-API

5.  GSS-API Client Example

6.  GSS-API Server Example

7.  Writing Applications That Use SASL

8.  Introduction to the Oracle Solaris Cryptographic Framework

9.  Writing User-Level Cryptographic Applications

10.  Introduction to the Oracle Solaris Key Management Framework

A.  Secure Coding Guidelines for Developers

B.  Sample C-Based GSS-API Programs

C.  GSS-API Reference

D.  Specifying an OID

E.  Source Code for SASL Example

F.  SASL Reference Tables



Chapter 3

Writing PAM Applications and Services

Pluggable authentication modules (PAM) provide system entry applications with authentication and related security services. This chapter is intended for developers of system entry applications who wish to provide authentication, account management, session management, and password management through PAM modules. There is also information for designers of PAM service modules.

The following topics are discussed:

PAM was originally developed at Oracle. The PAM specification has since been submitted to X/Open, which is now the Open Group. The PAM specification is available in X/Open Single Sign-On Service (XSSO) - Pluggable Authentication, Open Group, UK ISBN 1-85912-144-6 June 1997. The Oracle Solaris implementation of PAM is described in the pam(3PAM), libpam(3LIB), and pam_sm(3PAM) man pages.