Pluggable Authentication Module (PAM)
The Great Plains Free-Net was looking to create a User Management System for the users of its Internet service accounts. Their environment heavily leveraged RedHat Linux 6.x at the time and there was a significant need to allow users to change their passwords on the system using a web-based interface. Unfortunately at the time, there was no library for PERL or any other web-friendly language.
I wrote this Application Package Interface (API) to interact with the Linux' "Pluggable Authentication Module" or PAM routines. Although the code is in C, it can easily be called as a system call from any scripting or programming language.
The files contain:
- The source code
- The makefile to create the entire package (if you are unfamiliar with makefiles, they are easy to learn)
- The list of required library files on the system to support this API
- A typescript output showing a test run of the compiled code.