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       pam_pkcs11 - PAM Authentication Module for PKCS#11 token libraries

SYNOPSIS [debug] [configfile=<configfile>]

       This Linux-PAM login module allows a X.509 certificate based user login. The certificate and its dedicated pri-
       vate key are thereby accessed by means of an appropriate PKCS #11 module. For the verification  of  the  users'
       certificates, locally stored CA certificates as well as either online or locally accessible CRLs are used.

       The program that needs a PAM service should be configured in /etc/pam.conf or /etc/pam.d/<servicename>.

       pam_pkcs11 can be used in the <auth> PAM chain.

       For  details  on how to configure PAM services, see the PAM documentation for your system. This manual does not
       cover PAM configuration details. The existing PAM service definitions for other applications on your system  is
       also a good source for examples on how to configure a PAM service.


       Original  PAM-pkcs11  was  written by Mario Strasser <>.  Newer versions are from Juan Antonio Mar-
       tinez <>.

       Report bugs ideas, comments, bug-fixes and so to: Juan Antonio Martinez <>

       pam(8), pam_pkcs11.conf(5), PAM Systems Administrator Guide, README.mappers file, PAM-PKCS#11 User Manual.

Mario Strasser                    15-Feb-2005                    pam_pkcs11(8)