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Pluggable Authentication Modules (PAM)

You can configure the Reflection for Secure IT server to use Pluggable Authentication Modules (PAM) in combination with keyboard interactive authentication. PAM employs runtime pluggable modules that provide authentication-related services. These modules are divided into four categories: authentication, account management, session management, and password management.

When PAM is configured, Reflection for Secure IT transfers control of authentication to the PAM library. The PAM library loads the modules specified in the PAM configuration file, and the PAM library prompts Reflection for Secure IT to confirm successful authentication.

The following server keywords configure PAM authentication on the server.

Server keyword

Configuration information


To use PAM for authentication, password management, session management, and account management:




To use PAM for account management:




To specify the name of the PAM service. The default is:


Related Topics

Configure PAM Authentication

Configure Keyboard Interactive User Authentication