We've had to do it, and its a bitch.
We're using Redhat linux here and use a PAM aware pop daemon.
If you want to keep password/shadow files on your system then you can simply
grab the pam_pwdb and pwdblib library's and follow the docs.
If you want to get rid of password/shadow files as was our intention you
need to slightly hack the PAM source, slightly hack the pwdblib source and
then use NSS in conjunction with a slightly hacked nss_pwdb module. I've set
this up on a test machine up here and it works with all PAM aware apps
except wu-ftpd and some mail tools (pine, elm) don't work yet either.
If your not running Linux, BSD or Solaris (these are the only OS' I know
that support PAM) then your going to have to build your own interface. Have
If anyone else has succeeded in this area using a different approach, I sure
would like to hear about it.
Mail me off list if you would like some more info.
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> Behalf Of Eric Buhr
> Sent: Friday, 26 February 1999 4:32
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> Subject: (RADIATOR) Popper authentication
> Does anyone know how to get pop3 to authenticate using
> radius? This would
> allow us to eliminate password files on the mail server.
> Eric Buhr
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