SYSTEM-AUTH(5) Linux-PAM Manual SYSTEM-AUTH(5)NAME
system-auth - Common configuration file for PAMified services
/etc/pam.d/system-auth /etc/pam.d/password-auth /etc/pam.d/fingerprint-
The purpose of these configuration files are to provide a common inter‐
face for all applications and service daemons calling into the PAM
The system-auth configuration file is included from nearly all individ‐
ual service configuration files with the help of the substack direc‐
The password-auth fingerprint-auth smartcard-auth configuration files
are for applications which handle authentication from different types
of devices via simultaneously running individual conversations instead
of one aggregate conversation.
Previously these common configuration files were included with the help
of the include directive. This limited the use of the different action
types of modules. With the use of substack directive to include these
common configuration files this limitation no longer applies.
SEE ALSOpam(8), config-util(5), postlogin(5)
The three Linux-PAM Guides, for system administrators, module develop‐
ers, and application developers.
Red Hat 2010 Dec 22 SYSTEM-AUTH(5)