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Tony0945
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2013 1:12 am    Post subject: [SOLVED] pam update configuration changes Reply with quote

I did a world update that updated pam. etc-update shows configuration updates but I'm relectant to change anything without knowing the ramifications. I've googled a lot about pam, but I still don't understand the particular changes.

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Showing differences between /etc/pam.d/xdm and /etc/pam.d/._cfg0000_xdm
--- /etc/pam.d/xdm 2011-07-19 19:22:17.495989703 -0500
+++ /etc/pam.d/._cfg0000_xdm 2013-04-15 19:22:33.225371100 -0500
@@ -1,6 +1,6 @@
-#%PAM-1.0
-auth required pam_nologin.so
-auth include system-auth
-account include system-auth
-password include system-auth
-session include system-auth
+# File autogenerated by pamd_mimic in pam eclass
+
+
+auth include system-local-login
+account include system-local-login
+session include system-local-login


Could some kind guru explain what will change in my system if I allow this change?


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khayyam
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2013 9:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tony0945 ...

this file is not part of pam, but xdm. All the changes do is change the file used for xdm logins, this file, system-local-login, in turn calls system-login which serves mostly the same purpose as the xdm file being modified, eg:

/etc/pam.d/system-login
Code:
auth        required    pam_nologin.so

As you can see this is equivilent to the definition in the xdm file being updated. So, I don't see any harm in this, its just the logic of which file is setting these requirements that is being changed.

best ... khay
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2013 1:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Made the update and all is well. Thank you, khayyam.
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