Managing Kerberos and Other Authentication Services in Oracle® Solaris 11.2

Exit Print View

Updated: August 2014

About PAM

PAM provides a framework for applications to perform various authentication functions. It provides central authentication, session management, password management, and account limitations for users of applications, including system programs. PAM enables these programs, such as login, su, and ssh, to remain unchanged when user management details change. Site applications can use PAM to manage their own account, credential, session, and password requirements. PAM is “plugged in” to these applications.