PAM on Solaris experiences

Maurice Hoeneveld M.hoeneveld at
Fri Apr 6 15:13:33 GMT 2001

First of all thanks to Bruce Hudson and Steve Langasek for their response.

At least it gave me some ideas to experiment with.
I did experiment with the pam.conf file a little further. Fortunatly there 
are nno hints in the README.PAM from ProFTP but the following is what I 
entered in pam.conf

It goes wrong at the moment I use line
ftp     account  .....
I replaced them one by one with the pam_unix module but that gave no solution.
At the moment I enter the mentioned line again (which is in my opinion the 
one to verify the NT domain for the username/password it goes wrong

A part of my pam.conf;

#ident  "@(#)pam.conf 1.19     95/11/30 SMI"
# PAM configuration
# Authentication management
# for ProFTPd
ftp     auth    required        /usr/lib/security/ nolocal 
ftp     account required        /usr/lib/security/ nolocal 
ftp     session required        /usr/lib/security/ nolocal 

At 09:02 06-04-2001 +0200, you wrote:
>Hello all,
>I hope there is a wise guy out there who can hep us out.
>Im busy with the installation of a Solaris 7 (intel) machine which is
>memeber of a NT domain and also can be used from outside the campus
>using ftp (ProFTP)
>One of my questions is
>Has anyone experiences with running PAM on Solaris for the NT user validation
>The samba part I installed runs fine. Im able to share 6000 home
>directories where the user is verified against the NT domain.
>I also installed ProFTP which I want to use with the pam_smb_auth
>module (which I downloaded from and compiled it with the -lpam 
>linker option) and configured pam.conf to
>use as module for ftp authentication.
>The problem is a user which is * in /etc/passwd.
>I can see (when I start Proftp in debug mode) that Pam is invoked to
>verify the username but the user can not be found.
>Logging from ProFTP as follows;
>-- received: USER testuser
>-- no supplemental groups found for user 'testuser'
>-- received: PASS (hidden)
>-- no supplemental groups found for user 'testuser'
>-- PAM(testuser): Symbol not found
>-- USER testuser (Login failed): No such user found.
>When I check de system messages I see the following;
>-- proftpd[3946]: load_modules: pam_sm_acct_mgmt() missing
>Can anybody give me a hint.
>It looks like I need some extra options for compiling the pam_auth
>module. But probably it is an other problem.
>Any help is appreciated
>Thanks for your time
>Maurice Hoeneveld
>Technical System Engineer
>E-mail : m.hoeneveld at
>Hogeschool voor Economische Studies
>Kralingse Zoom 91
>Postbus 4030
>3006 AA Rotterdam
>The Netherlands

Maurice Hoeneveld
Technical System Engineer
E-mail : m.hoeneveld at

Hogeschool voor Economische Studies
Kralingse Zoom 91
Postbus 4030
3006 AA Rotterdam
The Netherlands 

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