48.4.8. Additional Resources
220.127.116.11. Installed Documentation
- PAM-related man pages — Several man pages exist 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
pam— Good introductory information on PAM, including the structure and purpose of the PAM configuration files.Note that this man page discusses both
/etc/pam.confand individual configuration files in the
/etc/pam.d/directory. By default, Red Hat Enterprise Linux uses the individual configuration files in the
/etc/pam.confeven if it exists.
pam_console— Describes the purpose of the
pam_console.somodule. It also describes the appropriate syntax for an entry within a PAM configuration file.
console.apps— Describes the format and options available in the
/etc/security/console.appsconfiguration file, which defines which applications are accessible by the console user assigned by PAM.
console.perms— Describes the format and options available in the
/etc/security/console.permsconfiguration file, which specifies the console user permissions assigned by PAM.
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, where <version-number> is the version number of PAM.
/usr/share/doc/pam-<version-number>/txts/README.pam_timestamp— Contains information about the
pam_timestamp.soPAM module, where <version-number> is the version number of PAM.