Meaning of PLUGGABLE AUTHENTICATION MODULE in English

PLUGGABLE AUTHENTICATION MODULE

< security > (PAM) The new industry standard integrated login framework . PAM is used by system entry components, such as the Common Desktop Environment 's dtlogin, to authenticate users logging into a Unix system. It provides pluggability for a variety of system-entry services. PAM's ability to stack authentication modules can be used to integrate login with different authentication mechanisms such as RSA , DCE and Kerberos , and thus unify login mechanisms. PAM can also integrate smart card authentication.

White paper .

[OSF-RFC 86.0 V. Samar, R. Schemers, "Unified Login with Pluggable Authentication Modules (PAM)", Oct 1995].

(1997-07-18)

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