[Bug 263045] sshd password configuration options are unclear
Date: Wed, 18 May 2022 15:43:36 UTC
https://bugs.freebsd.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=263045 --- Comment #9 from Ed Maste <email@example.com> --- Some more details: PasswordAuthentication is handled by auth2-passwd.c and auth-passwd.c, and auth-pam.c, which uses sshpam_auth_passwd() if UsePAM is true, else it uses crypt(3) and compares against the passwd entry. In effect, sshd requests a user name and a password, and then passes them to pam or checks the password itself. The PasswordAuthentication scheme is described in RFC 4252. KbdInteractiveAuthentication is handled by auth2-kbdint.c, auth2-chall.c, and auth-pam.c. In this case sshpam_thread() calls pam_authenticate(), and the authentication is driven by pam, not by sshd. This scheme is described in RFC 4256, Generic Message Exchange Authentication for the Secure Shell Protocol." -- You are receiving this mail because: You are the assignee for the bug.