The Linux-PAM Application Developers' Guide

Andrew G. Morgan

Thorsten Kukuk

Version 1.1.2, 31. August 2010


This manual documents what an application developer needs to know about the Linux-PAM library. It describes how an application might use the Linux-PAM library to authenticate users. In addition it contains a description of the functions to be found in libpam_misc library, that can be used in general applications. Finally, it contains some comments on PAM related security issues for the application developer.