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PAMTESTER(1)		    General Commands Manual		  PAMTESTER(1)

NAME
       pamtester - test	pluggable authentication module	(PAM) facility

SYNOPSIS
       pamtester  [-v]	[-I  item=value] [-E var=value]	service	user operation
       [operation ...]

DESCRIPTION
       Test pluggable authentication module (PAM) facility.

       service is the PAM service name.	user is	the name of the	 user  account
       to  operate  with  the  PAM facility. The following operations are sup-
       ported.

       authenticate
	      Authenticate user. A conversation	may subsequently take place to
	      prompt  user input to retrieve necessary authentication informa-
	      tion.

       acct_mgmt
	      Perform account management on user.  A conversation  may	subse-
	      quently  take place to prompt user input for necessary authenti-
	      cation information.

       open_session
	      Open a new session for user.

       close_session
	      Close the	current	session	for user.

       chauthtok
	      Change the authentication	 token	currently  assigned  to	 user.
	      Conversation  may	 subsequently  take place to prompt user input
	      for necessary authentication information.

       Note that some operations may eventually	need additional	privileges  to
       fulfill the request depending on	the service configuration.

       Any  operation  may  also be followed by	the option flags that are pro-
       vided between the pair of parenthesis. Flags are	all named and  combin-
       able  or	 inversible  with  bitwise operators; "|" (OR),	"&" (AND), "^"
       (XOR) and "~" (NOT) are accepted.

	      authenticate(PAM_SILENT |	PAM_DISALLOW_NULL_AUTHTOK)

       The list	of allowed options is shown below:

       - PAM_SILENT

       - PAM_DISALLOW_NULL_AUTHTOK

       - PAM_ESTABLISH_CRED

       - PAM_REINITIALIZE_CRED

       - PAM_REFRESH_CRED

       - PAM_CHANGE_EXPIRED_AUTHTOK

       Additional authentication information such as the name  of  the	remote
       user,  the  remote host and the tty can be supplied via -I (--item) op-
       tion.

       The following types of information are supported:

       - service

       - user

       - prompt

       - tty

       - ruser

       - rhost

OPTIONS
       -v, --verbose
	      Turn on verbose mode.

       -I item=value, --item item=value
	      Provide additional information to	authentication module.

       -E var=value, --env var=value
	      Set environment variable var to value

AUTHOR
       Written by Moriyoshi Koizumi <moriyoshi@users.sourceforge.net>

REPORTING BUGS
       Report bugs to <pamtester-bugs@lists.sourceforge.net>.

COPYRIGHT
       Copyright (C) 2004 - 2005 Moriyoshi Koizumi. All	rights reserved.

SEE ALSO
       pam(7)

pamtester 0.1.2			  March	2005			  PAMTESTER(1)

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