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From "Bolke de Bruin (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Comment Edited] (RANGER-842) Allow PAM for authentication
Date Thu, 18 Feb 2016 14:58:18 GMT

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Bolke de Bruin edited comment on RANGER-842 at 2/18/16 2:57 PM:
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[~rmani] any feedback? additional clarifications needed?

I have also submitted the patch to the review board.


was (Author: bolke):
[~rmani] any feedback? additional clarifications needed?

> Allow 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: 0002-RANGER-842-pam-authentication.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This way of authenticating is somewhat outdated as any recent Linux system (and many of the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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