#include <security/pam_modules.h> gcc -fPIC -c pam_module-name.c ld -x --shared -o pam_module-name.so pam_module-name.o -lpam
Linux-PAM (Pluggable Authentication Modules for Linux) is a library that enables the local system administrator to choose how individual applications authenticate users. For an overview of the Linux-PAM library see the Linux-PAM System Administrators' Guide.
A Linux-PAM module is a single executable binary file that can be
loaded by the Linux-PAM interface library. This PAM library is
configured locally with a system file,
authenticate a user request via the locally available authentication
modules. The modules themselves will usually be located in the
/usr/lib/security and take the form of dynamically
loadable object files (see dlopen(3)). Alternatively, the modules can
be statically linked into the Linux-PAM library; this is mostly to
allow Linux-PAM to be used on platforms without dynamic linking
available, but the two forms can be used together. It is the
Linux-PAM interface that is called by an application and it is
the responsibility of the library to locate, load and call the
appropriate functions in a Linux-PAM-module.
Except for the immediate purpose of interacting with the user (entering a password etc..) the module should never call the application directly. This exception requires a "conversation mechanism" which is documented below.