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Set up Local authentication to work with UNIX authentication (/etc/passwd)

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Article ID: 186298

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Products

CA Application Performance Management Agent (APM / Wily / Introscope) CA Application Performance Management (APM / Wily / Introscope) INTROSCOPE DX Application Performance Management

Issue/Introduction

I have a list of users on a Linux system (/etc/passwd). How can I set this up, so they can authenticate while logging into APM?

Environment

Release : 10.7.0

Component : APM TEAM CENTER/ACC

Resolution

This is a customization effort.


You could configure the PAM modules and write a module that acts as a SASL backend to Introscope. But this not 
worth the effort. Remember that UNIX systems have only "group" type and 3 Universes - namely owner, group and world :}

Or just enable Shibboleth for SAML and an open LDAP server

Possible but not recommended:
You might be able to setup a job to sync accounts with users.xml, but hashing the passwords will be an issue.

Additional Information

Shibboleth -- https://www.shibboleth.net/

PAM -- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pluggable_authentication_module
Linux PAM -- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linux_PAM
SASL -- https://www.gnu.org/software/gsasl/manual/html_node/SASL-Overview.html