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Why won't vsftpd let me log in with a virtual user account?

I would like to use vsftpd with virtual users and pam_pwdfile.so. I installed vsftpd and added two users (ramon and dragon) via htpasswd to my file /etc/vsftpd.passwd. The /etc/pam.d/vsftpd is ...
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limits.conf ulimits not being applied to chrooted processes

We allow users to execute scripts on our servers. Our security model involves chrooting them. We want to be able to apply ulimit restrictions to them, and the best way to do it would seem to be in ...
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How can i block su access to some users only in linux

I want to configure pam in a way so that my some users can su to only some user. In RHEL4, I used /etc/pam.d/su auth required /lib/security/$ISA/pam_stack.so service=system-auth auth ...
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authenticating linux client with active directory

I am attempting to setup a linux client to authenticate with active directory. I tried following this article, but have had no luck authenticating: ...
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Single sign on with remote SSH server

Is it possible to authorize user based on provided login and password by connecting to remote SSH server? If connection is successfully established and login-password pair is logged on the remote ...
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Using pam_exec.so for openvpn authentication

I've set up a PAM authentication config for OpenVPN. auth required pam_exec.so debug expose_authtok /opt/openvpn/bin/pamauth The script pamauth returns 0 on success. I verify this is true by also ...
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pam mount - my password prompt now says pam_mount password:

I am using pam_mount to mount users' home directory upon successfully logging into the system. It works; however, the password prompt says: pam_mount password: Instead of just: password: How can ...
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/etc/security/limits.conf for setting program limits in Linux

I have the following inside /etc/security/limits.conf (I have specified root separately because * will not include it.) user2 - core unlimited * - core 0 root ...
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Linux (Ubuntu) USB Auth

I want to be able to authenticate with PAM using a USB drive with a file on it. I've read about how to do this with a PAM module that reads the specific USB hardware ID of a device, but if the device ...
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GPG smartcards handling 4096-bit keys

are there smartcards that handle 4096-bit keys supported both by GPG and Enigmail (PAM would be additional benefit)? Preferably on USB.
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how to allow a certain group of useres to only login via LDAP while others can use LDAP or local login?

I managed to set up my system to use either LDAP or the local password (by adding "password sufficient pam_ldap.so" to PAM and calling "pam_unix2.so" afterwards). However I would like to restrict a ...
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Tweaking linux console: 1) display password 2) set background color

I want to alter background color since very first lines of kernel output, remember that there was an ability to change colors with echo'ing some special character, but waiting for /etc/init.d/* is too ...