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Package: pam
Maintainer: Luke Howard <>
Vendor: Linux-PAM
Version: 0.72
Build-Depends: build-base
Description: Pluggable Authentication Modules library
 PAM is a system of libraries that handle the authentication tasks of
 applications (services) on the system.  The library provides a general
 interface that privilege granting programs (such as login and su)
 defer to to perform standard authentication tasks.
 The principal feature of the PAM approach is that the nature of the
 authentication is dynamically configurable.  In other words, the
 system administrator is free to choose how individual
 service-providing applications will authenticate users.