verifying from shadow file

From: Blaine Grady <>
Date: Wed, 31 May 2000 15:17:28 -0500

Searching through the archives I found someone say that you can use
ncsa_auth to verify from /etc/shadow. I got this running on the command
line (as root) and with Squid (but I had to make /etc/shadow readable by
everyone - not good). Can pam_auth or getpwnam_auth verify from /etc/shadow
without modifying its privileges? Using a custom htpasswd file is not
feasible in my situation. When I ran pam_auth or getpwnam_auth from the
command line (as root), I could not get them to verify valid usernames. I
pointed them at /etc/shadow. Any ideas? Thanks.

Blaine Grady
Web Applications Developer
Harvest Services
Received on Wed May 31 2000 - 14:24:30 MDT

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