Testing PAM modules and applications in the Matrix

Andreas Schneider asn at samba.org
Thu Jan 14 07:31:51 UTC 2016

Jakub Hrozek and I are proud to announce the first release of pam_wrapper [1]. 
This tool allows you to either simplify testing of application using PAM or 
PAM modules.
For testing PAM applications we have written a simple PAM module called 
pam_matrix. If you plan to test a PAM module you can use the pamtest library 
we have implemented. It simplifies testing of modules. You can combine it with 
the cmocka unit testing framework [2] or you can use the provided Python 
bindings to write tests for your module in Python.

Jakub and I have written an article for LWN.net to provide more details how to 
use it. If you are a subscriber (it will be publicly accessible next 
Thursday), you can find it here:


[1] https://cwrap.org
[2] https://cmocka.org

Andreas Schneider                   GPG-ID: CC014E3D
Samba Team                             asn at samba.org

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