Authentication is important part of the operations systems like Linux. As Linux operating systems are multi user systems and runs a lot of services and complex scenarios they generally need robust and easy to implement complex scenarios authentication system. Linux Pluggable Authentication a.k.a. Linux PAM is very robust and dynamic authentication system. In this tutorial we will try to explain important aspects of Linux PAM. History In 1995 Open Software...
access.conf is the configuration file used to logins to the Linux or Unix systems. This file is locate at /etc/security/ path. With this file logins of users, groups, hosts, tty, network are defined to allows or disallowed status. Each line specifies a rule. Syntax
Show Services Using Access.conf Allow Rule As we stated before each line is a rule. The aim of the rules are allowing or denying access with related...
limits.conf configuration file is used to limit user, domain, process related metrics. Limits.conf is related with pam_limits module. Configuration File There is configuration file named limits.conf and located at /etc/security/ . The default content of this file is like below.
#<domain> <type> <item> <value>
#* soft core 0
#root hard core 100000
#* hard rss 10000
#@student hard nproc 20
#@faculty soft nproc 20
#@faculty hard nproc 50
#ftp hard nproc 0
#ftp - chroot /ftp
#@student - maxlogins 4
As we can see all configurations are commented so they are not effective. There is also a directory which is use to store configuration files in a separate files to maintain easily. This...