conserver.passwd - user access information for conserver(8)
The conserver.passwd file
is the user authentication and authorization file for
Upon each incoming client connection,
conserver opens and reads the conserver.passwd file,
so edits to the file take effect immediately.
It reads only until the first username match.
Blank lines and comment lines (those beginning with a ``#'' and
optional leading whitespace) are ignored. Non-ignored lines
beginning with whitespace are considered continuations of the
previous line. This allows you to span one logical line over
many physical lines and insert comments wherever appropriate.
Each logical line consists of three colon-separated fields.
Leading and trailing white space in each
field is ignored.
the login name of the authorized user,
or the string ``*any*'' to match any user.
This is compared against the name sent by the console client,
based either on the user's identity or on the -l option.
Since conserver only uses the first username match,
an ``*any*'' entry will apply to any user
without an entry earlier in the file.
the encrypted password,
or the string ``*passwd*''
to indicate that conserver should look up the user's password
in the system passwd (or shadow) database.
If this field is empty, password checking is bypassed for this user.
a comma- and/or space-separated list of consoles
to which the user is permitted to connect,
or the string ``any'' to allow access to any console.
These names must match the console names in the conserver.cf file.
If regular expression support was compiled in using --with-regex, the
names here are treated as regular expressions.
Mary may connect to any console if her password matches;
it does not matter whether she has a login on the conserver host.
Fred may connect only to the listed consoles,
and only with his regular login password on the conserver host.
Bozo is not allowed access to any consoles.
Anyone not listed above may access any console
if they have a regular login and know the password.