PAM module for authentication with removable USB block devices
pam_usb provides hardware authentication for Linux using ordinary USB
Flash Drives. It works with any application supporting PAM, such as su,
any login manager (GDM, KDM), etc.
The original upstream configuration file disables one time pads and
enables debugging. Debian defaults for this package are to enable
one time pads (in order to improve randomness and security) and to
disable debugging in order to prevent floods to the logfiles.
-- José Miguel Parrella Romero <joseparrella at cantv.net>
====== Frequently Asked Questions ======
> Q: Can I use my USB drive as usual ?
>> A: Yes. pam_usb only occupies a few kilobytes of the device's space.
> Q: What if I lose or break my USB key ? Will I be able to log back in ?
>> A: Sure. Your usual password will be asked.
> Q: How is the USB key identified ?
>> A: The USB device is both identified by its manufacturer attributes (vendor,
pamusb-check(1) PAM_USB pamusb-check(1)
pamusb-check - simulates pam_usb authentication
Usage: pamusb-check [--help] [--debug] [--config=path] [--service=name] [--dump]
pamusb-check can simulate authentication through the pam_usb
engine. It is useful for both testing purposes (to c
libpam-usb (0.4.2-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream version 0.4.2:
- Fixed the Elemen
- Added the pad_expiration option which tells pam_usb how often pads
should be updated in
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