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From "Bolke de Bruin (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (RANGER-842) Use PAM for authentication
Date Wed, 10 Feb 2016 13:42:18 GMT

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Bolke de Bruin commented on RANGER-842:
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[~vperiasamy] FYI

> Use PAM for authentication
> --------------------------
>
>                 Key: RANGER-842
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/RANGER-842
>             Project: Ranger
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: admin
>    Affects Versions: 0.5.1, 0.6.0
>            Reporter: Bolke de Bruin
>              Labels: authentication, security
>             Fix For: 0.5.1, 0.6.0
>
>         Attachments: 0001-Implements-ranger-admin-authentication-remote-and-na.patch
>
>
> Ranger currently uses shadow based authentication if configured for unix authentication.
This way of authenticating is somewhat outdated as any recent Linux system (and many of the
BSDs) have PAM available. PAM allows multiple authentication sources and also does authorization.
> Ranger should be able to use PAM for authentication



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