nwauth



NWAUTH(1)                           nwauth                           NWAUTH(1)




NAME

       nwauth - Verify username/password


SYNOPSIS

       nwauth  [ -h ] [ -S server ] [ -U user name ] [ -P password | -n ] [ -D
       ]


DESCRIPTION

       nwauth does nothing but logging into a NetWare server. If the login was
       successful,  an  error code of 0 is returned. If the login was not suc-
       cessful, an error code of 1 is returned. It was  designed  for  use  by
       other programs who want authenticate users via a NetWare server.

       If there is no -P or -n option specified on command line, nwauth always
       expects a password on stdin. If the stdin is a tty, then  the  user  is
       prompted  for  a  password.  Otherwise  nwauth simply reads stdin for a
       password.

       nwauth looks up the file $HOME/.nwclient to find a file  server  and  a
       user  name  if  they are not specified on command line. See nwclient(5)
       for more information.  Please  note  that  the  access  permissions  of
       .nwclient MUST be 600, for security reasons.



OPTIONS

       -h
          -h is used to print a short help text.

       -S server
          server is the name of the server you want to use.

       -U user name
          If the user name your NetWare administrator gave to you differs from
          your unix user-id, you should use -U to tell the server  about  your
          NetWare user name.

       -D
          nwauth  says that your password is correct if you have existing con-
          nection to server with name user name. This is handy for some  shell
          scripts,  but  it is unacceptable for authorization modules, such as
          PAM, PHP or Apache. It was pointed to me that this behavior was  not
          well  known,  and there exist at least one PAM module which does not
          know that (this module is not part of ncpfs; you should use PAM mod-
          ule which comes with ncpfs instead anyway).


SEE ALSO

       nwclient(5)



CREDITS

       nwauth was written by Volker Lendecke (lendecke@math.uni-goettingen.de)



nwauth                            10/27/1996                         NWAUTH(1)

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