An interface to the Pluggable Authentication Modules (PAM) library on linux, written in pure python (using ctypes)
This module provides an
authenticate function that allows the caller to
authenticate a given username / password against the PAM system on Linux.
python3 setup.py install as root to install the module, then import the
authenticate function, and use it as follows:
from simplepam import authenticate authenticate(username, password, service)
The full function signature is as follows:
authenticate(username, password, service='login', encoding='utf-8', resetcred=True)
service argument specifies the PAM service to authenticate against.
service can be given as strings or bytes. If
they are strings, they will be encoded using the encoding given by the
encoding parameter, or, if omitted, as UTF-8.
The function returns
True if the authentication succeeds and returns
False if authentication fails (or if PAM returns an error (FIXME)).
The original python-pam module was written by Chris AtLee, see the original copyright notice:
Copyright (C) 2007-2009 Chris AtLee <email@example.com>. Licensed under the MIT license.
Modifications 2013-2014 by Leon Weber firstname.lastname@example.org:
- Ported to Python3
- Add call to
ctypes.pointer()to pass arguments by reference
- Properly handle encoding of password, username and service (Patch by Sebastian Riese)
- Add call to
pam_reset()(Patch by Lertsenem)
- Re-add Python2 support (Patch by Victor Stinner of eNovance)
This module is licensed under the MIT license.