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Configuring PAM

Discussion created by Daniel_Hausdorf_6982 on Oct 5, 2016
Latest reply on Feb 28, 2017 by bobby_tamayo_automic
Just some advice when setting up PAM (Pluggable Authentication Modules)

In Linux: 
As root, create a file in /etc/pam.d  with the same name as the Agent binary (e.g. ucxjlx6) and add the following to the file:
#%PAM-1.0
auth          include      system-auth
account     include      system-auth
password  include      system-auth

in AIX:
Add the following lines to /etc/pam.conf:
# Automic Unix Agent ucxja64
ucxja64 auth required /usr/lib/security/64/pam_aix
ucxja64 account required /usr/lib/security/64/pam_aix
ucxja64 password required /usr/lib/security/64/pam_aix

More information is about PAM Configuration http://docs.automic.com/documentation/AE/11.2/english/AE_WEBHELP/help.htm?product=awa#ucaaks.htm

Configuring authentication via PAM (optional)

Host:
Authentication via (Pluggable Authentication Modules) is now supported for the agents of the following UNIX platforms: Solaris, Linux and AIX.
 
1. PAM library installation 
             The PAM library must be installed on your system (depends on the platform you use).

2. PAM library configuration 
            The configuration process depends on the UNIX platform that you use.
            Typically, you will handle it by using the files /etc/pam.d or /etc/pam.conf
            The name of the service complies with the name of the executable agent file (ucxj???).

3. Configuring the agent 
            In the INI file of the UNIX agent, set the parameter authentication= ([MISC] section) to "pam".
            In the parameter libname= ([PAM] section), you must specify the path and the file name of the PAM library:
 
                 [MISC]
                 authentication=pam

                 [PAM]
                 libname=/usr/lib/libpam32.o

For further information regarding PAM-Configuration (unix Administrator) please see following link: 
http://www.linux-pam.org/Linux-PAM-html/sag-configuration-file.html

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