How to create & manage custom `authselect` profiles

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  • How do I backup an authselect profile?
  • How do I make modifications to the PAM configuration files system-auth & password-auth?
  • How are custom profiles for authselect created?
  • How do I apply changes in the template PAM files to the current profile?
  • How do I remove a custom authselect profile?


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8
  • PAM
  • /bin/authselect

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