PAM_EXEC

Section: Linux\-PAM Manual (8)
Updated: 06/09/2006
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NAME

pam_exec - PAM module which calls an external command  

SYNOPSIS

pam_exec.so [debug] [seteuid] [log=file] command [...]
 

DESCRIPTION

pam_exec is a PAM module that can be used to run an external command.  

OPTIONS

debug
Print debug information.
log=file
The output of the command is appended to file
seteuid
Per default pam_exec.so will execute the external command with the real user ID of the calling process. Specifying this option means the command is run with the effective user ID.
 

MODULE SERVICES PROVIDED

The services auth, account, password and session are supported.  

RETURN VALUES

PAM_SUCCESS
The external command runs successfull.
PAM_SERVICE_ERR
No argument or a wrong number of arguments were given.
PAM_SYSTEM_ERR
A system error occured or the command to execute failed.
PAM_IGNORE

pam_setcred was called, which does not execute the command.

 

EXAMPLES

Add the following line to /etc/pam.d/passwd to rebuild the NIS database after each local password change:

        passwd optional pam_exec.so seteuid make -C /var/yp
      

This will execute the command

make -C /var/yp

with effective user ID.  

SEE ALSO

pam.conf(5), pam.d(8), pam(8)  

AUTHOR

pam_exec was written by Thorsten Kukuk <kukuk@thkukuk.de>.


 

Index

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
OPTIONS
MODULE SERVICES PROVIDED
RETURN VALUES
EXAMPLES
SEE ALSO
AUTHOR

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