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PAM_SSH(8)		FreeBSD	System Manager's Manual		    PAM_SSH(8)

NAME
     pam_ssh --	SSH PAM	module

SYNOPSIS
     [service-name] module-type	control-flag pam_ssh [options]

DESCRIPTION
     The SSH authentication service module for PAM, pam_ssh provides function-
     ality for two PAM categories: authentication and session management.  In
     terms of the module-type parameter, they are the ``auth'' and ``session''
     features.	It also	provides null functions	for the	remaining categories.

   SSH Authentication Module
     The SSH authentication component provides a function to verify the	iden-
     tity of a user (pam_sm_authenticate()), by	prompting the user for a
     passphrase	and verifying that it can decrypt the target user's SSH	key
     using that	passphrase.

     The following options may be passed to the	authentication module:

     debug	     syslog(3) debugging information at	LOG_DEBUG level.

     use_first_pass  If	the authentication module is not the first in the
		     stack, and	a previous module obtained the user's pass-
		     word, that	password is used to authenticate the user.  If
		     this fails, the authentication module returns failure
		     without prompting the user	for a password.	 This option
		     has no effect if the authentication module	is the first
		     in	the stack, or if no previous modules obtained the
		     user's password.

     try_first_pass  This option is similar to the use_first_pass option,
		     except that if the	previously obtained password fails,
		     the user is prompted for another password.

   SSH Session Management Module
     The SSH session management	component provides functions to	initiate
     (pam_sm_open_session()) and terminate (pam_sm_close_session()) sessions.
     The pam_sm_open_session() function	starts an SSH agent, passing it	any
     private keys it decrypted during the authentication phase,	and sets the
     environment variables the agent specifies.	 The pam_sm_close_session()
     function kills the	previously started SSH agent by	sending	it a SIGTERM.

     The following options may be passed to the	session	management module:

     debug	     syslog(3) debugging information at	LOG_DEBUG level.

FILES
     $HOME/.ssh/identity   SSH1/OpenSSH	RSA key.
     $HOME/.ssh/id_dsa	   OpenSSH DSA key.
     $HOME/.ssh2/id_rsa_*  SSH2	RSA keys.
     $HOME/.ssh2/id_dsa_*  SSH2	DSA keys.

SEE ALSO
     ssh-agent(1), syslog(3), pam.conf(5), pam(8)

FreeBSD	9.3		       November	26, 2001		   FreeBSD 9.3

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