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NAME

     pam_group -- Group PAM module


SYNOPSIS

     [service-name] function-class control-flag pam_group [options]


DESCRIPTION

     The Group PAM module supports the account management function class.  In
     terms of the function-class parameter, this is the ``account'' class.

     The Group account management module permits or denies users based on
     their membership to a particular group (or groups) specified with the
     group option.  If no groups are specified the default group (``wheel'')
     will be used.

     The following options may be passed to this account management 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
                 certain services.

     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.

     group=groupname
                 Specify the name of the group to check.  This can be a comma-
                 separated list (i.e. ``group=admin,wheel'').

     root_only   Skip this module entirely if the target account is not the
                 superuser account.

     ruser       Check the membership of the applicant (PAM_RUSER), rather
                 than the target account (PAM_USER)


SEE ALSO

     pam_get_item(3), pam.conf(5), pam(8), DirectoryService(8)


AUTHORS

     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.

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