access with authentication

Russ Allbery rra at
Tue Jun 7 06:03:25 UTC 2005

Jeffrey M Vinocur <jeff at> writes:

> Right.  As documented in the ckpasswd manpage under the -s flag, you may
> very well need to give ckpasswd special permissions for it to be able to
> access the shadow password file.

> If your system does indeed have PAM, that might be the better way to go.

> Hmm...there's no documentation in the distribution of how to actually
> use PAM with ckpasswd.  I forget who incorporated Graeme's modifications
> into the main tree, but if the usage is the same, I can dig up the
> config procedure and document it...

There's now documentation of how to use PAM in the ckpasswd man page.
There used to just be a sample file sitting in the source tree, which
wasn't so useful.

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