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From "Yan (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (RANGER-842) Allow PAM for authentication
Date Thu, 31 Mar 2016 21:43:25 GMT

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Yan commented on RANGER-842:
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This is a very interesting feature. Are there any updates/discussions/merge schedules on this
jira? Thanks.

> 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This way of authenticating is somewhat outdated as any recent Linux system (and many of the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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