amunixd Daemon and Me
By docteger on Apr 16, 2008
The current Access Manager 7.1 and the future Federated Access Manager (FAM) 8.0 (not OpenSSO as it does not bundle native platform binaries) can be configured to process authentication requests against Unix user IDs and passwords known to the Solaris or Linux system on which it is installed. The Unix Authentication module makes use of an authentication helper daemon,
amunixd, which opens a socket to
localhost:58946in order to listen for Unix authentication requests. It is a separate process from the FAM process. At startup, this daemon listens on a port for configuration information. Previously documented for Access Manager 7.1 incorrectly, this entry takes the information from the filed bug to rectify that faux-pas. The correct syntax for
amunixd -i #-of-addrs -a ipaddr-1 -a ipaddr-2 ... -a ipaddr-NIn an instance of Federated Access Manager deployed in a web container,
amunixdcan be found in any of the following directories:
amunixdor, if you'd like to, use something else - as Bill Withers so eloquently sings in the video below.