Overview

Introduction

Welcome to the Work with Pluggable Authentication Modules (PAM) Practice Lab. In this module you will be provided with the instructions and devices needed to develop your hands-on skills.

Learning Outcomes

In this module, you will complete the following exercises:

  • Exercise 1 - Work with Pluggable Authentication Modules (PAM)

After completing this lab, you will be able to:

  • Log into a Linux System
  • Configure Network on CentOS
  • Perform PAM Configuration
  • Test PAM Configuration

Exam Objectives

The following exam objectives are covered in this lab:

  • LPI: 110.1 Perform security administration tasks
  • CompTIA: 3.2 Given a scenario, configure and implement appropriate access and authentication methods.

Lab Duration

It will take approximately 1 hour to complete this lab.

Exercise 1 - Work with Pluggable Authentication Modules (PAM)

PAM, or Pluggable Authentication Modules, is now installed on most recent versions of several Linux flavors. However, to be able to use it, you need to perform basic configuration. You can also add rules as part of the advanced configuration. Some of the key files and directories in PAM are:

  • /etc/pam.conf
  • /etc/pam.d/
  • /lib/libpam.so.*
  • /usr/lib/libpam.so.*

In this exercise, you will learn to work with PAM.

Learning Outcomes

After completing this exercise, you will be able to:

  • Log into a Linux System
  • Configure Network on CentOS
  • Perform PAM Configuration
  • Test PAM Configuration

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