enable pam user auth

enable pam user auth controls the ability to authenticate users using pluggable authentication modules (PAM).

Summary Information

Default value

0 (off)

Range of values

0 (off) – allows only syslogins authentication.

1 (on) – allows both PAM and syslogins authentication.

2 (on) – allows only PAM authentication.



Display level


Required role

System security officer

Configuration group

Security Related

When enable pam user auth is set to 1, SAP ASE uses the PAM provider to authenticate each user. If the PAM authentication fails, SAP ASE searches syslogins to authenticate the user. Use level 1 when you are migrating users from SAP ASE authentication to PAM authentication.