Compiling PAM support

Matt Johnston matt at
Thu Jul 29 19:55:36 WST 2010


You need to enable "ENABLE_SVR_PAM_AUTH" and disable
"ENABLE_SVR_PASSWORD_AUTH" in options.h. Note that Dropbear
only supports simple PAM auth (asking for a
username/password), nothing more complicated since the API
isn't well suited to network apps.


On Wed, Jul 28, 2010 at 10:36:02AM -0600, Mike J wrote:
> Hi,
> I've compiled in PAM support with "./configure --enable-pam".
> I can verify that PAM has been compiled in using "ldd dropbear".
> However when I try to use dropbear, it doesn't look like it is using PAM.
> It's still using the system password file (without going through PAM).
> So my question is, now that I have dropbear compiled with PAM support, how
> do I get dropbear to use PAM?
> Thanks.

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