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pam_rootok – RootOK PAM module



[service-name] module-type control-flag pam_rootok [options]


The RootOK authentication service module for PAM, pam_rootok provides functionality for only one PAM category: authentication. In terms of the module-type parameter, this is the "auth" feature. It also provides a null function for session management.

RootOK Authentication Module

The RootOK authentication component (pam_sm_authenticate()), always returns success for the superuser; i.e., if getuid(2) returns 0.

The following options may be passed to the authentication module:
debug syslog(3) debugging information at LOG_DEBUG level.
  suppress warning messages to the user. These messages include reasons why the user's authentication attempt was declined.


getuid(2), pam.conf(5), pam(8)

PAM_ROOTOK (8) July 8, 2001

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