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.Dd February 7, 2009
.Dt pam_serialnumber 8
.Os
.Sh NAME
.Nm pam_serialnumber
.Nd Serial Number PAM module
.Sh SYNOPSIS
.Op Ar service-name
.Ar function-class
.Ar control-flag
pam_serialnumber
.Op Ar options
.Sh DESCRIPTION
The Serial Number PAM module supports the authentication function class.  In terms of the
.Ar function-class
parameter, this is the
.Dq Li auth
class.
.Pp
The Serial Number authenticaion module permits authentication to the root user with a password matching the authenticating Mac's hardware serial number.  If the serial number can not be read, for whatever reason, authentication with be denied.
.Pp
This authentication module has been designed and tested for Mac OS X Server installation and setup.  Any other usage may be a security risk.
.Pp
The following options may be passed to this authenticaion module:
.Bl -tag
.It Cm legacy
Require only the first eight characters of the serial number.
.It Cm serverinstall
Only authenticate when booted from a Mac OS X Server Install volume.
.El
.Sh SEE ALSO
.Xr pam.conf 5 ,
.Xr pam 8 ,
.Xr system_profiler 8