Chapter 4. Configuring Authentication Mechanisms
Red Hat Enterprise Linux supports several different authentication methods. They can be configured using the
authconfigtool or, in some cases, also using Identity Management tools.
4.1. Configuring Local Authentication Using
The Local Authentication Options area defines settings for local system accounts, not the users stored on the back end. These settings define user-based authorization to system services (as defined in
/etc/security/access.conf). Otherwise, authorization policies can be defined within the identity provider or the services themselves.
4.1.1. Enabling Local Access Control in the UI
Enable local access control sets the system to check the
/etc/security/access.conffile for local user authorization rules. This is PAM authorization.
Figure 4.1. Local Accounts Fields
4.1.2. Configuring Local Access Control in the Command Line
There are two options for
authconfigto enable local authorization controls.
--enablelocauthorizeskips network authentication and only checks local files for system users.
--enablepamaccessconfigures the system to look for system authorization policies in
[root@server ~]# authconfig --enablelocauthorize --enablepamaccess --update