When a PAM aware privilege granting application is started, it activates its attachment to the PAM-API. This activation performs a number of tasks, the most important being the reading of the configuration file(s): /etc/pam.conf. Alternatively, this may be the contents of the /etc/pam.d/ directory.

A plugin that performs external authentication using PAM (Pluggable Authentication Modules), enabling MySQL Server to use PAM to authenticate MySQL users. This plugin supports proxy users as well. See Section, “PAM Pluggable Authentication”. It does sound like pam_mysql is the same thing as nss-mysql? I do have pam_mysql working where it uses the mysql db to authenticate with vsftpd virtual users. – Tom Mar 24 '13 at 17:58 Apr 05, 2011 · Use PAM for MySQL auth? (I.e., password-less MySQL access?) This of course makes sense because anyone can /claim/ to be a particular user ("mysql -u root", for example) and therefore the password is the only way to be sure. Jul 18, 2016 · I'm working on configuring AD authentication on MySQL (installed on Linux) using Pluggable Authentication Modules (PAM). MySQL version is 5.7 and Linux version is RHEL 6.6. So far, my AD users are able to login on the RHEL box using AD credentials.

If the authentication string does contain a PAM group mapping list, the plugin examines each pam_group_name=mysql_user_name pair in the list from left to right and tries to find a match for the pam_group_name value in a non-MySQL directory of the groups assigned to the authenticated user and returns mysql_user_name for the first match it finds

** Set up PAM to authenticate the mysql service. Put the following in /etc/pam.d/mysql: vi /etc/pam.d/mysql #%PAM-1.0 auth include password-auth account include password-auth ** Create a MySQL account with the same user name as the Unix login name and define it to authenticate using the PAM plugin: // Created below user account CREATE USER Jan 31, 2001 · Ed. note: Randall actually wrote this article back in November, but I've only just put it on the site today. Note: this assumes you have Samba, mySQL and pam_mysql already installed and running on FreeBSD 4.0 or greater The following describes how to setup Samba, PAM, and mySQL such that Samba users are authenticated through MySQL using PAM.

After this, things should be all set up, as the plugin is installed properly, the user has been created in MariaDB, we’ve installed pam_ldap.so, we’ve updated /etc/pam.d/mariadb to use the pam_ldap.so instead of the pam_unix.so, and created the appropriate ldap.conf.

gcc -o pam.so pam.c `mysql_config --cflags` -shared -fPIC -lpam. It compiles and even loads into the server. Looks good so far, and I open man pam. According to the man pages, to perform a PAM authentication one needs to do the following: initialize the PAM subsystem with the pam_start() function. Port details: pam-mysql Pam module for authenticating with MySQL 0.7.r1_6 security =30 0.7.r1_6 Version of this port present on the latest quarterly branch. There is no maintainer for this port.