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       pam_auth - Squid PAM authentication helper


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


       This helper allows Squid to connect to a mostly any available 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 Enables persistent PAM connections where the connection to the PAM database is kept
              open  and  reused for new logins. The TTL specifies how long the connection will be
              kept open (in seconds).  Default is to not keep PAM connections open.  Please  note
              that   the   use  of  persistent  PAM  connections  is  slightly  outside  the  PAM
              specification and may not work with all PAM configurations.

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


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

       The default service name is "squid", and the program makes use of the 'auth' and 'account'
       management groups to verify 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  password
       database.  Such use of this program is not recommended, but if you absolutely need to then
       make the program 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 directory where normal users cannot access it, as this mode of operation
       will allow any local user to brute-force other users passwords. Also note the program  has
       not  been  fully audited and the author cannot be held responsible for any security issues
       due to such installations.


       Squid pam_auth and this manual is written by Henrik Nordstrom <>


       Squid pam_auth and this manual is Copyright 1999,2002,2003  Henrik  Nordstrom  <hno@squid->


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


       Report bugs or bug-fixes to Squid  Bugs  <>  or  ideas  for  new
       improvements to Squid Developers <>


       pam(8), PAM Systems Administrator Guide