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PAM interface using ctypes

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Pamela: yet another Python wrapper for PAM

There seems to be a glut of Python wrappers for PAM that have since been abandoned. This repo merges two separate efforts:

  • gnosek/python-pam
    • adds wrappers for a few more calls, e.g. opening sessions
    • raises PamError on failure instead of returning False, with informative error messages
  • simplepam
    • adds Python 3 support
    • resets credentials after authentication, apparently for kerberos users

Why?

Both projects appear to be abandoned, with no response to issues or pull requests in at least a year, and I need it for JupyterHub.

Use it

Install:

pip install pamela

Test:

python -m pamela -a `whoami`

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