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Re: How exactly does PAM figure into things? Was: Alternatives to LDAP
> > Actually, OS X login uses PAM (in 10.2).
>Yea! This is great news. (I don't have my hands on 10.2 yet.)
Right, it hasn't been released, but the PAM code is in Darwin so I can
talk about it. Without getting too off-topic here, there is pretty much a
single PAM module (pam_securityserver) which talks to the SecurityServer
daemon. That then talks to the DirectoryServices daemon, which finally
does the authentication against LDAP or NetInfo (or whatever). I believe
the first two communications occur over Mach IPC.
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