pam_cap - PAM module to set inheritable capabilities
pam_cap.so [config=/path/to/capability.conf] [debug]
The pam_cap PAM module sets the current process' inheritable capabilities.
Capabilities are read from the /etc/security/capability.conf config file, or alternate file specified with the config= option.
The module must not be called by a multithreaded application.
MODULE TYPES PROVIDED¶
Only the authentication module type is provided.
Nearly all applications/daemons which use PAM for authentication contain a configuration line: @include common-auth. Thus, to set inheritable capabilities in all of these applications, add the following as the last line to /etc/pam.d/common-auth
To set inheritable capabilities for a user in a specific application, or in application(s) which do not @include common-auth, add the line below to the application-specific file; e.g. /etc/pam.d/myapp
pam_cap was initially written by Andrew G. Morgan <firstname.lastname@example.org>