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       squid_pam_auth [-n "service name"] [-t TTL] [-o] [-1]


       This helper allows Squid to connect to a mostly any avail­
       able PAM database to validate the user name  and  password
       of Basic HTTP authentication.

       -s service-name
              Specifies the PAM service name Squid uses, defaults
              to "squid"

       -t TTL Unless the -1 option is used,  this  specified  for
              how  long the connection to the PAM database should
              be kept open and reused for new logins. Defaults to
              60 seconds.

       -o     Do  not  perform  the  PAM account management group
              (account expiration etc)

       -1     Specifies "One shot" mode, where a new PAM  connec­
              tion  will be opened for each new user. This is how
              PAM is normally used and may be  required  by  some
              backend databases.  The default is to reuse the PAM
              connection to maximize performance. (see -t above)


       The program needs  a  PAM  service  to  be  configured  in
       /etc/pam.conf or /etc/pam.d/<servicename>

       The default service name is "squid", and the program makes
       use of the 'auth' and 'account' management groups to  ver­
       ify the password and the accounts validity.

       For  details on how to configure PAM services, see the PAM
       documentation for your system. This manual does not  cover
       PAM configuration details.


       When used for authenticating to local UNIX shadow password
       databases the program must be running as root or  else  it
       won't have sufficient permissions to access the user pass­
       word database. Such use of  this  program  is  not  recom­
       mended,  but  if you absolutely need to then make the pro­
       gram setuid root

              chown root pam_auth
              chmod u+s pam_auth

       Please  note  that  in  such  configurations  it  is  also
       strongly  recommended  that  the  program  is moved into a


       Questions on the usage of this program can be sent to  the
       Squid Users <squid-users@squid-cache.org> mailing list.


       Report  bugs or bug-fixes to Squid Bugs <squid-bugs@squid-
       cache.org> or ideas for new improvements to Squid Develop­
       ers <squid-dev@squid-cache.org>


       pam(8), PAM Systems Administrator Guide

Squid PAM Auth             15 May 2002                pam_auth(8)
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