NAME | SYNOPSIS | DESCRIPTION | OPTIONS | MODULE TYPES PROVIDED | RETURN VALUES | EXAMPLES | SEE ALSO | AUTHOR | COLOPHON

PAM_ROOTOK(8)                 Linux-PAM Manual                 PAM_ROOTOK(8)

NAME         top

       pam_rootok - Gain only root access

SYNOPSIS         top

       pam_rootok.so [debug]

DESCRIPTION         top

       pam_rootok is a PAM module that authenticates the user if their UID
       is 0. Applications that are created setuid-root generally retain the
       UID of the user but run with the authority of an enhanced
       effective-UID. It is the real UID that is checked.

OPTIONS         top

       debug
           Print debug information.

MODULE TYPES PROVIDED         top

       The auth, acct and password module types are provided.

RETURN VALUES         top

       PAM_SUCCESS
           The UID is 0.

       PAM_AUTH_ERR
           The UID is not0.

EXAMPLES         top

       In the case of the su(1) application the historical usage is to
       permit the superuser to adopt the identity of a lesser user without
       the use of a password. To obtain this behavior with PAM the following
       pair of lines are needed for the corresponding entry in the
       /etc/pam.d/su configuration file:

           # su authentication. Root is granted access by default.
           auth  sufficient   pam_rootok.so
           auth  required     pam_unix.so

SEE ALSO         top

       su(1), pam.conf(5), pam.d(5), pam(8)

AUTHOR         top

       pam_rootok was written by Andrew G. Morgan, <morgan@kernel.org>.

COLOPHON         top

       This page is part of the linux-pam (Pluggable Authentication Modules
       for Linux) project.  Information about the project can be found at 
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Linux-PAM Manual                 04/01/2016                    PAM_ROOTOK(8)