System Administration Guide: Resource Management and Network Services

PAM Subsystem

An operation can involve changing or setting identity, such as logging in to the system, invoking an rcp or rsh command, using ftp, or using su. In those situations, a set of configurable modules is used to provide authentication, account management, credentials management, and session management.

The account management PAM module for projects is documented in the pam_projects(5) man page. The PAM system is documented in the man pages pam(3PAM), pam.conf(4), and pam_unix(5).