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Does not work with OpenSSH #1

mwisnicki opened this Issue Aug 30, 2011 · 2 comments


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It should be noted in documentation that it doesn't work with sshd as one would expect.

OpenSSH will not invoke PAM if a user does not exist, see openssh-portable/1215. Also it won't be invoked for disallowed and password-less authentication schemes.

An option could be added to sshd to invoke pam_authenticate with invalid/empty password in case of earlier failure.


stass commented Nov 19, 2011


Sorry for the delay!

Do you know if this option to force the PAM authentication has been added to OpenSSH? I don't see anything like this
in the documentation.


I don't think so, but I haven't checked lately.

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