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NOTE: CentOS Enterprise Linux is built from the Red Hat Enterprise Linux source code. Other than logo and name changes CentOS Enterprise Linux is compatible with the equivalent Red Hat version. This document applies equally to both Red Hat and CentOS Enterprise Linux.

16.5. Creating PAM Modules

New PAM modules can be added at any time for PAM-aware applications to use. For example, if a developer invents a one-time-password creation method and writes a PAM module to support it, PAM-aware programs can immediately use the new module and password method without being recompiled or otherwise modified. This allows developers and system administrators to mix-and-match, as well as test, authentication methods for different programs without recompiling them.

Documentation on writing modules is included in the /usr/share/doc/pam-<version-number>/ directory (where <version-number> is the version number for PAM).

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