[Pkg-shadow-devel] redhat patches

Nicolas François nicolas.francois at centraliens.net
Sat Nov 24 00:59:58 UTC 2007


On Thu, Nov 15, 2007 at 03:02:12PM +0100, pvrabec at redhat.com wrote:
> On Thursday 15 November 2007 01:15:58 am Nicolas François wrote:
> > Just some questions regarding the shadow patch:
> >  1 Does PAM supports these password schemes (for password creation and
> >    authentication)?
> in next upstream release.

I could successfully authenticate an user with a SHA password with PAM
(PAM only calls crypt, so I expected this to work).

However, for the password creation, I was looking for something like the
"md5" option of the pam_unix, but did not find anything like that in the
PAM repository.
Is it a RedHat patch?

I'm asking because when shadow is compiled with PAM support, passwd will
not create the new passwd but let PAM do that (using pam_chauthtok).
So on Debian, passwd will only be able to create MD5 (or DES) passwords.

Best Regards,

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