CVM is a framework for validating a set of credentials against a database using a filter program. The modules act as a filter, taking a set of credentials as input and writing a set of facts as output if those credentials are valid. Optional input is given to the module through environment variables.
Some of the ideas for CVM came from experience with PAM (pluggable authentication modules), the checkpassword interface used by qmail-pop3d, and the "authmod" interface used by Courier IMAP and POP3. This framework places fewer restrictions on the invoking client than checkpassword does, and is much simpler to implement on both sides than PAM and the authmod framework.
This package contains: - The reference source for the CVM interface. - Diagnostic and benchmark CVM clients. - A checkpassword interface CVM client. - A UNIX/POSIX system module (uses getpwnam). - A flat-file module. - A library for client writers. - A set of libraries for module writers.
Author: Bruce Guenter <bruceg [at] em [dot] ca>
Maintainer: Alejandro Mery <amery [at] t2-project [dot] org>
Remark: Does not allow parallel builds.
Build time (on reference hardware): 5% (relative to binutils)2
Installed size (on reference hardware): 0.41 MB, 38 files
Installed files (on reference hardware): n.a.
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2) Compatible with Linux From Scratch's "Standard Build Unit" (SBU).