[Dovecot] pam needs root with 2.0rc2 on Solaris?

Timo Sirainen tss at iki.fi
Mon Jul 19 19:02:50 EEST 2010

On Mon, 2010-07-19 at 10:22 +0200, Laurent Blume wrote:
> Hello all,
> I have a question using PAM to authenticate on Solaris 10, with 2.0rc2.
> I need to set the user for auth-worker to root, else it will return 
> "Unknown user". Is that expected? I'm using PAM, so why does it need 
> access to /etc/shadow?

Well, if PAM is authenticating from /etc/shadow, then it needs read
access to it. PAM runs in the same process as auth worker. If you're not
authenticating from /etc/shadow (where then?), then something else is

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