Provided by: libcap2-bin_2.44-1build3_amd64
pam_cap - PAM module to set inheritable capabilities
pam_cap.so [config=/path/to/capability.conf] [debug]
The pam_cap PAM module sets the current process' inheritable capabilities. Capabilities are read from the /etc/security/capability.conf config file, or alternate file specified with the config= option. The module must not be called by a multithreaded application.
config=/path/to/capability.conf Indicate an alternative capability.conf style configuration file to override the default. debug Print debug information.
MODULE TYPES PROVIDED
Only the authentication module type is provided.
PAM_AUTH_ERR The user is not known to the system. PAM_IGNORE No capabilities found for this user. PAM_INCOMPLETE Indicates a PAM-Conversation failure. PAM_SUCCESS Capabilities were set.
/etc/security/capability.conf Default configuration file
Nearly all applications/daemons which use PAM for authentication contain a configuration line: @include common-auth. Thus, to set inheritable capabilities in all of these applications, add the following as the last line to /etc/pam.d/common-auth auth optional pam_cap.so To set inheritable capabilities for a user in a specific application, or in application(s) which do not @include common-auth, add the line below to the application-specific file; e.g. /etc/pam.d/myapp auth optional pam_cap.so
capability.conf(5), pam.d(5), pam(7).
pam_cap was initially written by Andrew G. Morgan <firstname.lastname@example.org>