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Release documentation for OpenPAM Cinchona.

Sponsored by: DARPA, NAI Labs

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1OpenPAM is an open source PAM library that focuses on simplicity,
2correctness, and cleanliness.
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4OpenPAM aims to gather the best features of Solaris PAM, XSSO and
5Linux-PAM, plus some innovations of its own.  In areas where these
6implementations disagree, OpenPAM tries to remain compatible with
7Solaris, at the expense of XSSO conformance and Linux-PAM
8compatibility.
9
10These are some of OpenPAM's features:   
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12   - Implements the complete PAM API as described in the original PAM
13     paper and in OSF-RFC 86.0; this corresponds to the full XSSO API
14     except for mappings and secondary authentication.
15
16   - Extends the API with several useful and time-saving functions.
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18   - Performs strict checking of return values from service modules.
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20   - Reads configuration from /etc/pam.d/, /usr/local/etc/pam.d/ and
21     /etc/pam.conf, in that order; this will be made configurable in a
22     future release.
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24Please direct bug reports and inquiries to openpam@thinksec.com.
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