On 13.10.2009 0:26, Julian Bui wrote:
First of all, the 'slot=' parameter, you meantioned, is global, IOW, it is the
same for ALL login instances, thus it isn't helpful for multi-seat
installations. From the excerpt, you provided, it's clear, that the 'slot='
parameter is the number of token device to use for logging the user in. The
number of the particular device depends on the bus scanning order.
I'm trying to figure out the options that PAM uses.
One option that caught my eye is the slot number option found in
pam_pkcs11.conf, since this sounds like it could possibly help me map
devices to session logins on a multi-seat desktop.
Anyway, the documentation reads: "
Slot-number to use: 1 for the first, 2 for the second and so on. The
default value is 0, which means to use the first slot with an
I am confused as to what the slots are. This documentation/description
may seem obvious to you guys, but I do not know what it means. I am
having trouble understanding the hardware setup and the
scenario/usecase. Is this for multiple security devices (like 3 smart
card readers, for example) ? Maybe slot_num=2 means it uses the CAC
card in card reader #2 for the login? Why would this be useful? How do
you assign IDs to the devices? Maybe I'm completely misinterpreting
Sincerely Your, Dan.
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