Developer's Guide to Oracle® Solaris 11 Security

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Updated: July 2014

PAM Configuration

The PAM configuration, in /etc/pam.conf or per-service policy files in /etc/pam.d, is used to configure PAM service modules for system services, such as login, rlogin, su, and cron. The system administrator manages the PAM configuration. An incorrect order of entries in /etc/pam.conf or the per-service policy files in /etc/pam.d 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 on PAM configuration, see Configuring PAM in Managing Kerberos and Other Authentication Services in Oracle Solaris 11.2 .