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PAM_GROUP(8) NetBSD System Manager's Manual PAM_GROUP(8)
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pam_group -- Group PAM module
[service-name] module-type control-flag pam_group [arguments]
The group service module for PAM accepts or rejects users based on their
membership in a particular file group.
The following options may be passed to the pam_group module:
deny Reverse the meaning of the test, i.e., reject the applicant if
and only if he or she is a member of the specified group.
This can be useful to exclude certain groups of users from
fail_safe If the specified group does not exist, or has no members, act
as if it does exist and the applicant is a member.
Specify the name of the group to check. The default is
root_only Skip this module entirely if the target account is not the
The user is asked to authenticate using his own password.
The pam_group module and this manual page were developed for the FreeBSD
Project by ThinkSec AS and NAI Labs, the Security Research Division of
Network Associates, Inc. under DARPA/SPAWAR contract N66001-01-C-8035
(``CBOSS''), as part of the DARPA CHATS research program.
NetBSD 8.0 February 1, 2005 NetBSD 8.0