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What Is Linux PAM (Pluggable Authentication)

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...

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limits.conf File To Limit Users, Process In Linux With Examples

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.

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...

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