Linux PAM Authentication failed: Non-Local users

Anand Neeli anand.neeli at
Fri Jun 30 08:46:36 CEST 2017

Say, if i create a generic user(username: remote) for non-local accounts.
I'm trying to figure out if i can load user remote profile and authenticate
non-local users with radius.
if i can create a PAM module that loads the “remote” user. This module
would be configured after “account” as “account pam_<name>.so”

Can anyone suggest/foresee any problems with this approach?

Anand Neeli

On Thu, Jun 29, 2017 at 10:14 PM, Alan DeKok <aland at>

> On Jun 29, 2017, at 11:37 AM, Anand Neeli <anand.neeli at> wrote:
> > Is there any workaround or any other way to fix this?
> > is this a drawback with linux pam?
>   As I said: PAM doesn't support UID / GID / home directory, etc.
>   You will need to use something else.
>   Alan DeKok.
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