This is a JAAS-compliant authentication-provider using the shadow-password system of Linux. It might also work for other dialects of Unix.

Resources on the web

For information on JAAS in general, see


The current stable version is shadowjaas-1.2.0-src.tar.bz2 (about 18 KB). You either need the bunzip2-utility to unpack the archive, or a current version of GNU tar. In the latter case, you can use a command like

tar -xvjf shadowjaas-1.2.0.tar.bz2
to untar the archive.

Be sure to download the archive in binary mode. The md5 checksum is:

cd9cf1fa9caefff08463039e8217a8ea  shadowjaas-1.2.0-src.tar.bz2 


Important recent changes:

For a complete list of changes, see the files NEWS and ChangeLog in the distribution.

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