NWAUTH(1) nwauth NWAUTH(1)
nwauth - Verify username/password
nwauth [ -h ] [ -S server ] [ -U user name ] [ -P password | -n ] [ -D
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
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.
-h is used to print a short help text.
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.
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).
nwauth was written by Volker Lendecke (firstname.lastname@example.org)
nwauth 10/27/1996 NWAUTH(1)
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