Details about the -pam-pass | -no-pam-pass Unattended Install Option for the Fan-out Driver

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  • 19-Jul-2010
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Novell Identity Manager 3.6.1
Novell Identity Manager Driver - Core Fan Out
Novell Identity Manager Driver - Linux and UNIX - Fan Out


The documentation mentions a -pam-pass | -no-pam-pass option for the unattended install but only says it is to specify whether PAM should be auto-configured for password publishing.  How does it do this?


It's attempting to auto-configure PAM to redirect password changes.  It effects how passwords are changed from the linux hosts.  It writes to the PAM configuration files in this order:

If all those are missing, it stops with an error.