Wednesday Apr 16, 2008

Using the amunixd Daemon and Me

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:58946 in 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 is:

amunixd -i #-of-addrs -a ipaddr-1 -a ipaddr-2 ... -a ipaddr-N

In an instance of Federated Access Manager deployed in a web container, amunixd can be found in any of the following directories:
  • /fam/tools/helpers/bin
  • /fam/tools/helpers/sparc
  • /fam/tools/helpers/x86
And now that you see the correct usage, you can use amunixd or, if you'd like to, use something else - as Bill Withers so eloquently sings in the video below.

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