pam-dotfile-helper - check password for libpam-dotfile
<not invoked manually>
A helper binary for the pam_dotfile module, pam-dotfile-helper, is
provided to check the user’s password. This binary is very simple and
will only check the password of the user invoking it. It is called
transparently on behalf of the user by the authenticating component of
the pam_dotfile module. In this way it is possible for applications to
work without being setuid root.
This program is not intended to be called directly by users and will
log to syslog if it is called improperly (i.e., by someone trying to
pam-dotfile was written by Lennart Poettering <mzcnzqbgsvyr (at)
0pointer (dot) de>. pam-dotfile is available at
This man page was written using xmltoman (1) by Oliver Kurth.