Re: Dynamically creating users at login
- From: Harold Martin <cocoadev earthlink net>
- To: George <jirka 5z com>
- Cc: Julian King <jpk28 cus cam ac uk>, gdm sunsite dk
- Subject: Re: Dynamically creating users at login
- Date: Sun, 19 Oct 2003 09:59:46 -0700
On Sun, 2003-10-19 at 09:37, George wrote:
> On Sun, Oct 19, 2003 at 07:51:10AM -0700, Harold Martin wrote:
> > On Sun, 2003-10-19 at 03:01, Julian King wrote:
> > > > Is there a way to use GDM to transparently create users at login if they
> > > > don't exist?
> > > > I realize the security implications of this, but for the setup I'm
> > > > using, I feel this is the best way to go.
> > >
> > > We do this by using PAM - we authenticate against an Novell Server,
> > > and create an account on the fly.
> > This sounds like it might work.
> > I don't have acess to any Novell stuff but I could set up a database
> > such as MySQL.
> > I don't really know anything about PAM, though.
> > Can you point me in the direction of some instructions on how to do
> > this?
> I'm not aware of any PAM module that does this for the local unix pwd
> database. But I suppose someone could modify the pam_unix module to
> just run useradd and try again.
Could you tell me where to start on that?
Like I said, I'm a newbie when it comes to PAM.
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