16.8. Additional Resources
16.8.1. Installed Documentation
- PAM related man pages — There are a number of man pages for the various applications and configuration files involved with PAM. The following is a list of some of the more important man pages.
- Configuration Files
man pam— Good introductory information on PAM, including the structure and purpose of the PAM configuration files. Note that although this man page talks about the
/etc/pam.conffile, the actual configuration files for PAM under Red Hat Enterprise Linux are in the
man pam_console— Describes the purpose of the
pam_console.somodule. It also describes the appropriate syntax for an entry within a PAM configuration file.
man console.apps— Describes the format and options available within
/etc/security/console.appsthe configuration file which defines which applications are accessible by the console user assigned by PAM.
man console.perms— Describes the format and options available within
/etc/security/console.perms, the configuration file for the console user permissions assigned by PAM.
man pam_timestamp— Describes the
/usr/share/doc/pam-<version-number>— Contains a System Administrators' Guide, a Module Writers' Manual, and the Application Developers' Manual, as well as a copy of the PAM standard, DCE-RFC 86.0 (replace <version-number> with the version number of PAM).
/usr/share/doc/pam-<version-number>/txts/README.pam_timestamp— Contains information about the
pam_timestamp.soPAM module (replace <version-number> with the version number of PAM).