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Re: /etc/shadow logging

by idsfa (Vicar)
on Mar 13, 2006 at 17:39 UTC ( #536318=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to /etc/shadow logging

Since Sun first suggested it, you should probably use Pluggable Authentication Modules (PAM). The C example in the documentation (warning, PDF link) shows how to add an extra layer to the password changing process. Your assignment is to wrap the API in XS so that I can use perl to develop PAM plugins ;-) (The PAM stuff on CPAN is only for using PAM, not for extending it.)

Update: Looks like there is already a logging plugin which you can download and compile (tarball link).

Update: You will want logging on the password stack, not the login stack. Other than that, traveler's node probably points you at the quickest (and most perl-y) solution. (++)

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Re^2: /etc/shadow logging
by traveler (Parson) on Mar 13, 2006 at 19:12 UTC
    You could also use this PAM module to invoke a perl script in your login stack. That script could send the mail.

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