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NAME

       pam_ssh_agent_auth - PAM module for granting permissions based on SSH agent requests

DESCRIPTION

       This module provides authentication via ssh-agent.  If an ssh-agent listening at
       SSH_AUTH_SOCK can successfully authenticate that it has the secret key for a public key in
       the specified file, authentication is granted, otherwise authentication fails.

CONFIGURATION

       /etc/pam.d/sudo: auth    sufficient     pam_ssh_agent_auth.so
       file=/etc/security/authorized_keys
       /etc/sudoers:
           In older versions of sudo (< 1.8.5) it was necessary to set:
            Defaults    env_keep += "SSH_AUTH_SOCK"

       This configuration would permit anyone who has an SSH_AUTH_SOCK that manages the private
       key matching a public key in /etc/security/authorized_keys to execute sudo without having
       to enter a password. Note that the ssh-agent listening to SSH_AUTH_SOCK can either be
       local, or forwarded.

       Unlike NOPASSWD, this still requires an authentication, it's just that the authentication
       is provided by ssh-agent, and not password entry.

ARGUMENTS

       file=<path to authorized_keys>
           Specify the path to the authorized_keys file(s) you would like to use for
           authentication. Subject to tilde and % EXPANSIONS (below)

       allow_user_owned_authorized_keys_file
           A flag which enables authorized_keys files to be owned by the invoking user, instead
           of root. This flag is enabled automatically whenever the expansions %h or ~ are used.

       authorized_keys_command=<path to executable>
           Specify an external command to run, which should take a single argument, the username
           of the person being authenticated, and emit to its stdout a file in authorized_keys
           format.  This is ideally suited for use with sssd's sss_ssh_authorizedkeys, for
           authenticating users via authorized_keys stored in ldap or other sssd supported
           security service.

       authorized_keys_command_user=<username>
           Specify a user to run the authorized_keys_command as. If this option is not specified,
           the authorized_keys_command will be run as the user being authenticated.

       debug
           A flag which enables verbose logging

       sudo_service_name=<service name you compiled sudo to use>
           (when compiled with --enable-sudo-hack)

           Specify the service name to use to identify the service "sudo". When the PAM_SERVICE
           identifier matches this string, and if PAM_RUSER is not set, pam_ssh_agent_auth will
           attempt to identify the calling user from the environment variable SUDO_USER.

           This defaults to "sudo".

EXPANSIONS

       ~  -- same as in shells, a user's Home directory
           Automatically enables allow_user_owned_authorized_keys_file if used in the context of
           ~/. If used as ~user/, it would expect the file to be owned by 'user', unless you
           explicitly set allow_user_owned_authorized_keys_file

       %h -- User's Home directory
           Automatically enables allow_user_owned_authorized_keys_file

       %H -- The short-hostname
       %u -- Username
       %f -- FQDN

EXAMPLES

       in /etc/pam.d/sudo

       "auth sufficient pam_ssh_agent_auth.so file=~/.ssh/authorized_keys"
           The default .ssh/authorized_keys file in a user's home-directory

       "auth sufficient pam_ssh_agent_auth.so file=%h/.ssh/authorized_keys"
           Same as above.

       "auth sufficient pam_ssh_agent_auth.so file=~fred/.ssh/authorized_keys"
           If the home-directory of user 'fred' was /home/fred, this would expand to
           /home/fred/.ssh/authorized_keys.  In this case, we have not specified
           allow_user_owned_authorized_keys_file, so this file must be owned by 'fred'.

       "auth sufficient pam_ssh_agent_auth.so file=/secure/%H/%u/authorized_keys
       allow_user_owned_authorized_keys_file"
           On a host named foobar.baz.com, and a user named fred, would expand to
           /secure/foobar/fred/authorized_keys.  In this case, we specified
           allow_user_owned_authorized_keys_file, so fred would be able to manage that
           authorized_keys file himself.

       "auth sufficient pam_ssh_agent_auth.so file=/secure/%f/%u/authorized_keys"
           On a host named foobar.baz.com, and a user named fred, would expand to
           /secure/foobar.baz.com/fred/authorized_keys.  In this case, we have not specified
           allow_user_owned_authorized_keys_file, so this file must be owned by root.

       "auth [success=3 default=ignore] pam_ssh_agent_auth.so file=~/.ssh/authorized_keys debug"
           This pam.d config format allows for more control over how pam handles success and
           failure. In this example, we use success=3, which specifies that when this module
           succeeds, pam should jump over the next 3 auth modules and continue from there. This
           is useful, for instance, if /etc/pam.d/common-auth is included, and contains 3 "auth
           required" or similar module rules that we wish to skip, but we wish not to skip other
           auth rules.

           For more information, please see http://linux.die.net/man/5/pam.d

COPYRIGHT

        Copyright (c) 2008-2014, Jamie Beverly.
        And is based on openssh, and the included works by Markus Friedl, Darren Tucker,
        Todd C. Miller, Ben Lindstrom, Tim Rice, Damien Miller, and many others.

        All rights reserved.

        See sources for complete attributions.

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