pam_sss - PAM module for SSSD
pam_sss.so [forward_pass] [use_first_pass] [use_authtok] [retry=N]
pam_sss.so is the PAM interface to the System Security Services daemon
(SSSD). Errors and results are logged through syslog(3) with the
If forward_pass is set the entered password is put on the stack for
other PAM modules to use.
The argument use_first_pass forces the module to use a previous
stacked modules password and will never prompt the user - if no
password is available or the password is not appropriate, the user
will be denied access.
When password changing enforce the module to set the new password
to the one provided by a previously stacked password module.
If specified the user is asked another N times for a password if
authentication fails. Default is 0.
Please note that this option might not work as expected if the
application calling PAM handles the user dialog on its own. A
typical example is sshd with PasswordAuthentication.
MODULE TYPES PROVIDED
All module types (account, auth, password and session) are provided.
If a password reset by root fails, because the corresponding SSSD
provider does not support password resets, an individual message can be
displayed. This message can e.g. contain instructions about how to
reset a password.
The message is read from the file pam_sss_pw_reset_message.LOC where
LOC stands for a locale string returned by setlocale(3). If there is no
matching file the content of pam_sss_pw_reset_message.txt is displayed.
Root must be the owner of the files and only root may have read and
write permissions while all other users must have only read
These files are searched in the directory
/etc/sssd/customize/DOMAIN_NAME/. If no matching file is present a
generic message is displayed.
The SSSD upstream - http://fedorahosted.org/sssd