libpam-pwdfile - PAM module allowing authentication via an /etc/passwd-like file

Property Value
Distribution Debian 8 (Jessie)
Repository Debian Main amd64
Package name libpam-pwdfile
Package version 1.0
Package release 1
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Installed size 61 B
Download size 15.51 KB
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This PAM module lets you use an arbitrarily-named text file similar in
structure to /etc/passwd to authenticate users. It supports libc's crypt
plus md5crypt with a broken md5 and Digital UNIX's bigcrypt.


Package Version Architecture Repository
libpam-pwdfile_1.0-1_i386.deb 1.0 i386 Debian Main
libpam-pwdfile - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.14
libpam0g >= 1.1.0
multiarch-support -


Type URL
Binary Package libpam-pwdfile_1.0-1_amd64.deb
Source Package libpam-pwdfile

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install libpam-pwdfile deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install libpam-pwdfile




2013-09-29 - Timo Weingärtner <>
libpam-pwdfile (1.0-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release.
- add debian/NEWS for legacy_crypt
* update debian/copright, convert to DEP5
2013-05-29 - Timo Weingärtner <>
libpam-pwdfile (0.100-1) UNRELEASED; urgency=low
* add gbp.conf
* drop stuff in debian/ not needed anymore:
- patches
- Makefile (Closes: #724202)
- README.Debian
- source.lintian-overrides
* add watch file
* bump Standards-Version, add Vcs-*, update Homepage
2012-06-22 - Timo Weingärtner <>
libpam-pwdfile (0.99-5) unstable; urgency=low
* New Maintainer (Closes: #588877)
* debian/patches/regular_crypt: Use libc's crypt in the regular way to
support newer crypt types, esp. SHA2 based ones.
* Bump Standards-Version to 3.9.3.
* Bump dh compat level to 9.
* Enable Multi-Arch.
* Use source/format 3.0 (quilt).
* Move Makefile.Debian to debian/Makefile 
2010-07-12 - Greg Norris <>
libpam-pwdfile (0.99-4) unstable; urgency=low
* Orphan this package (set maintainer to Debian QA Group).
2008-09-25 - Peter Palfrader <>
libpam-pwdfile (0.99-3.1) unstable; urgency=low
* Non-maintainer upload.
* Link using gcc instead of ld (closes: #499203).
* Mark the pam_sm_* functions as __attribute__((visibility("default"))) and
build with -fvisibility=hidden.
2005-11-16 - Greg Norris <>
libpam-pwdfile (0.99-3) unstable; urgency=low
* Update doeumentation in README.Debian
* Updated to policy version 3.6.2 (no changes required)
2003-12-22 - Greg Norris <>
libpam-pwdfile (0.99-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Include contrib/warwick_duncan-cyrus_without_system_accounts.txt under
2003-12-20 - Greg Norris <>
libpam-pwdfile (0.99-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release.
2003-12-20 - Greg Norris <>
libpam-pwdfile (0.98-4) unstable; urgency=low
* Complete yesterday's pam_pwdfile.c update, in which I inadvertently omitted
a one-line change.
2003-12-19 - Greg Norris <>
libpam-pwdfile (0.98-3) unstable; urgency=low
* Updated pam_pwdfile.c to distinguish between crypt and bigcrypt passwords,
and handle them appropriately.  The patch has been forwarded upstream, and
Charl has indicated that it will be incorporated into the next release.
(closes: 220770)

See Also

Package Description
libpam-pwquality_1.2.3-1_amd64.deb PAM module to check password strength
libpam-python-doc_1.0.4-1_all.deb Documentation for the bindings provided by libpam-python
libpam-python_1.0.4-1_amd64.deb Enables PAM modules to be written in Python
libpam-radius-auth_1.3.16-4.4_amd64.deb The PAM RADIUS authentication module
libpam-runtime_1.1.8-3.1+deb8u2_all.deb Runtime support for the PAM library
libpam-script_1.1.7-1_amd64.deb PAM module which allows executing a script
libpam-shield_0.9.6-1.1_amd64.deb locks out remote attackers trying password guessing
libpam-shishi_1.0.2-5_amd64.deb PAM module for Shishi Kerberos v5
libpam-slurm_14.03.9-5+deb8u2_amd64.deb PAM module to authenticate using the SLURM resource manager
libpam-smbpass_4.2.14+dfsg-0+deb8u9_amd64.deb pluggable authentication module for Samba
libpam-snapper_0.2.4-1_amd64.deb PAM module for Linux filesystem snapshot management tool
libpam-ssh_2.01-2_amd64.deb Authenticate using SSH keys
libpam-sshauth_0.3.1-1+deb8u1_amd64.deb authenticate using an SSH server
libpam-sss_1.11.7-3_amd64.deb Pam module for the System Security Services Daemon
libpam-systemd_215-17+deb8u7_amd64.deb system and service manager - PAM module