Provided by: conserver-server_8.1.18-1_amd64 bug

NAME

       conserver.passwd - user access information for conserver(8)

SYNOPSIS

       username:password

DESCRIPTION

       The   conserver.passwd  file  is  the  user  authentication  and  authorization  file  for
       conserver(8).  Upon each  incoming  client  connection,  conserver  opens  and  reads  the
       conserver.passwd  file, so edits to the file take effect immediately.  It reads only until
       the first username match.

       Blank lines and  comment  lines  (those  beginning  with  a  ``#''  and  optional  leading
       whitespace)  are  ignored.   Non-ignored  lines  beginning  with whitespace are considered
       continuations of the previous line.  This allows you to span one logical  line  over  many
       physical lines and insert comments wherever appropriate.

       Each  logical  line  consists  of  two colon-separated fields.  Leading and trailing white
       space in each field is ignored.

       username
              the login name of the authorized user, or the string ``*any*'' to match  any  user.
              This  is  compared against the name sent by the console client, based either on the
              user's identity or on the -l option.  Since conserver only uses the first  username
              match,  a  ``*any*''  entry  will apply to any user without an entry earlier in the
              file.

       password
              the encrypted password, or the  string  ``*passwd*''  to  indicate  that  conserver
              should  look  up the user's password in the system passwd (or shadow) database.  If
              PAM support has been enabled (--with-pam), PAM lookups  will  be  done  instead  of
              passwd  (or  shadow)  lookups  (you  may  need  to  edit  /etc/pam.conf  or  create
              /etc/pam.d/conserver).  If this field is empty, password checking is  bypassed  for
              this user.

EXAMPLE

       mary:r71mXjfALB5Ak      Mary uses the password specified above; it does not matter whether
                               she has a login on the conserver host.

       fred:*passwd*           Fred may connect only with  his  regular  login  password  on  the
                               conserver host.

       bozo:*                  Bozo  is  only  allowed  to access a console if his password isn't
                               used (since it's invalid) which means he  needs  to  come  from  a
                               trusted host.

       *any*:*passwd*          Anyone not listed above uses their regular login and password.

SEE ALSO

       console(1), conserver.cf(5), conserver(8)

BUGS

       There  is  currently  no  way  provided by the conserver package to generate the encrypted
       password strings besides copying them from the system passwd database or running  crypt(3)
       via C or perl or some other language that supports it.