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Much more information about PAM is available than what is covered in this chapter. Various additional sources of information exist and will prove invaluable in helping to configure and use PAM on your system.
pam man page — Good introductory information on PAM, including the structure and purpose of the PAM configuration files.
/usr/share/doc/pam—<version-number> — Contains excellent HTML documentation on PAM, including a System Administrators' Guide, a Module Writers' Manual, and an Application Developers' Manual. Also contains a copy of the PAM standard, DCE-RFC 86.0.
http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/libs/pam — The primary distribution website for the Linux-PAM project, containing information on various PAM modules and applications in use or in development, a FAQ, and additional PAM documentation.
In addition to these sources, we suggest that you read as many configuration file examples as possible when beginning to work with PAM. Many websites offer code examples, both for administrators who want to change default configuration files and for application developers who want to use PAM with their programs.