48.4.8. Additional Resources
The following resources further explain methods to use and configure PAM. In addition to these resources, read the PAM configuration files on the system to better understand how they are structured.
188.8.131.52. 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.