How to use PAM authentication with Virtual Network Computing (VNC) on Red Hat Enterprise Linux

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  • User wants to log in to VNC service using the system password
  • User does not want to use vncpasswdto set a separate password for VNC


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7, 8 and 9
  • tigervnc-serverversion 1.8.0 and later

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