Managing Kerberos and Other Authentication Services in Oracle® Solaris 11.2

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Updated: August 2014

PAM Configuration Search Order

    Application calls to the PAM framework search for the configured PAM services in the following order:

  1. The service name is looked up in the /etc/pam.conf file.

  2. Specific services are used in the /etc/pam.d/service-name file.

  3. The service name other is checked in the /etc/pam.conf file.

  4. The /etc/pam.d/other file is used.

This order enables an existing /etc/pam.conf file to work with the per-service PAM configuration files in the /etc/pam.d directory.