Section: Linux-PAM Manual (8) Updated: 2003-03-21 Local index
unix2_chkpwd - helper binary that verifies the password of the current user
/sbin/unix2_chkpwd servicename username
unix2_chkpwd is a helper program for applications that verifies
the password of the current user. It is not intended to be run directly from
the command line and logs a security violation if done so.
It is typically installed setuid root or setgid shadow and called by
applications, which only wishes to do an user authentification and
unix2_pwdchk requires the following arguments:
The name of the service using unix2_chkpwd. This is required to be one of
the services in /etc/pam.d
The name of the user whose password you want to verify.
unix2_pwdchk expects the password via stdin.
unix2_chkpwd has the following return codes:
unix2_chkpwd was inappropriately called from the command line or the password is incorrect.
The password is correct.
Written by Olaf Kirch loosely based on unix_chkpwd by Andrew Morgan
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