vsftpd pam problem

Bernd Trippel trip at nosubject.org
Sun Apr 2 11:46:02 UTC 2006

Quoting Terry <terry at bluelight.org.uk>:

> Hi going by the docs for virtual users i have got to this file vsftpd.pam
> auth required /lib/security/pam_userdb.so db=/etc/vsftpd_login
> account required /lib/security/pam_userdb.so db=/etc/vsftpd_login
> From google i gather pam_userdb.so isn't part of OpenPAM which is 
> what FreeBSD uses. So how do Freebsd users get round it or am i 
> missing some thing really silly.
In my understanding this is correct. There's no pam_userdb.so available for
You could use pam_pwdfile.so, which is in the ports-collection. Users are
added/changed e.g. through htpasswd. Works well if you have not a lot of

a simple vsftpd.pam could look like this:
auth       required    /usr/local/lib/pam_pwdfile.so pwdfile /etc/vsftpd_login
account      required    /usr/lib/pam_permit.so

> Thanks

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