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NAME

       unix2_chkpwd - helper binary that verifies the password of the current user

SYNOPSIS

       /sbin/unix2_chkpwd servicename username

DESCRIPTION

       unix2_chkpwd  is  a  helper  program  for  applications  that verifies the password of the
       current user.  It is not intended to be run directly from the  command  line  and  logs  a
       security violation if done so.

       It  is  typically installed setuid root or setgid shadow and called by applications, which
       only wishes to do an user authentication and nothing more.

OPTIONS

       unix2_pwdchk requires the following arguments:

       pam_service
              The name of the service using unix2_chkpwd. This is  required  to  be  one  of  the
              services in /etc/pam.d

       username
              The name of the user whose password you want to verify.

INPUTS

       unix2_pwdchk expects the password via stdin.

RETURN CODES

       unix2_chkpwd has the following return codes:

       1      unix2_chkpwd  was  inappropriately  called from the command line or the password is
              incorrect.

       0      The password is correct.

HISTORY

       Written by Olaf Kirch loosely based on unix_chkpwd by Andrew Morgan

SEE ALSO

       pam(8)

AUTHOR

       Emily Ratliff.