libpam-usb - PAM module for authentication with removable USB block devices

Property Value
Distribution Debian 8 (Jessie)
Repository Debian Main amd64
Package name libpam-usb
Package version 0.5.0
Package release 4
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Installed size 83 B
Download size 23.47 KB
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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.


Package Version Architecture Repository
libpam-usb_0.5.0-4_i386.deb 0.5.0 i386 Debian Main
libpam-usb - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.4
libdbus-1-3 >= 1.0.2
libpam-runtime >= 1.0.1-6~
libxml2 >= 2.7.4
multiarch-support -
pamusb-common -
pmount -
udisks -


Type URL
Binary Package libpam-usb_0.5.0-4_amd64.deb
Source Package libpam-usb

Install Howto

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




2012-02-08 - Alessio Treglia <>
libpam-usb (0.5.0-4) unstable; urgency=low
* Attempt to fix FTBFS on hurd.
* Make this depending on udisks on linux-any only.
* Increase entropy of generated pad files (Closes: #658700);
thanks to Toby Speight for the patch.
* Add config file for pam-auth-update (Closes: #658967);
thanks to Petter Reinholdtsen for the report.
- Add libpam-runtime (>= 1.0.1-6~) on Pre-Depends due to the use of the
pam-auth-update tool in the maintainer scripts.
* Add NEWS file to inform users about the need for rewriting their config
files after the upgrade to the latest upstream release 0.5.0; thanks
to Toby Speight for having pointed this out. (Closes: #658013)
2012-01-30 - Alessio Treglia <>
libpam-usb (0.5.0-3) unstable; urgency=low
* Move tools back to /usr/bin, they don't actually need superuser
privileges to work; pamusb-conf needs to run as root whe used to
update the system-wide configuration file.
* Small improvements to the buildsystem.
2012-01-30 - Alessio Treglia <>
libpam-usb (0.5.0-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Attempt to fix FTBFS on non-Linux architectures.
2012-01-28 - Alessio Treglia <>
libpam-usb (0.5.0-1) unstable; urgency=low
* Re-introduce this in Debian (Closes: #657742)
* New upstream release:
- Migrated the code base to UDisks. pam_usb doesn't depend
on HAL anymore.
- Added deny_remote option (defaults to true). If false,
local login check will be disabled.
- Fixed a bug in the device recognition (--add-device)
* Build with MultiArch.
* Add VCS tags
* Bump Standards.
* Switch to DH 7.
* Set package format to 3.0 (quilt).
* Update debian/copyright.
* Fix small spelling mistakes.
* Install tools into /usr/sbin
* Rename pamusb-tools to pamusb-common and install all tools into
2010-01-12 - Sandro Tosi <>
libpam-usb (0.4.2-1.1) unstable; urgency=low
* Non-maintainer upload, to drop Python 2.4; thanks to Luca Falavigna for the
report and to Jakub Wilk for the patch; Closes: #562454
- debian/control
+ bump Depends on python >= 2.5 and drop python-celementtree
2008-06-21 - Jose Parrella <>
libpam-usb (0.4.2-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream version 0.4.2:
- Fixed the ElementTree import statement of pamusb-agent to work with
Python 2.5.
- Improved the device detection to work with any removable storage
- Added a workaround for a DBUS bug that prevented pam_usb to work
with su.
- Disable log outputting if the application doesn't have any tty
attached (fixes gksudo and other software).
* Missing dependency: pmount (Closes: #442449)
* debian/watch fails to report upstream's version (Closes: #450005)
* Package description could be improved (Closes: #459315)
* Updated Standards-Version, no changes needed.
* Changing maintainer email.
2007-08-15 - Jose Parrella <>
libpam-usb (0.4.1-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream version 0.4.1:
- Fixed a security issue related to OpenSSH authentication
- Fixed the quiet option (now it is really quiet)
- Support for devices without vendor/model information
* Upgraded to Standards-Version:
* Adding dbus, hal and libpam-usb as dependencies for pamusb-tools.
2007-06-17 - Jose Parrella <>
libpam-usb (0.4.0-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Adding python-dbus as a dependency for pamusb-tools
(Closes: #423540)
2007-04-21 - Jose Parrella <>
libpam-usb (0.4.0-1) unstable; urgency=low
* Initial release (Closes: #420199)

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