PAM offers a number of interesting capabilities through modules. Some of these modules are still under development; others are pretty mature and can be used to configure a Linux system. For a complete overview, see Section 6 of the PAM documentation file pam.txt, which is in /usr/share/ doc/packages/pam; I discuss some of the most important modules and how to use them.
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