Opened 11 years ago

Closed 11 years ago

Last modified 11 years ago

#4597 closed Enhancement (invalid)

Patch to add RPC authentication support over PAM

Reported by: andrew.sichevoi Owned by:
Priority: Normal Milestone: None Set
Component: Transmission Version: 2.42
Severity: Normal Keywords: daemon, authentication, pam


Hello there,

I have added RPC authentication support for transmission daemon over PAM (Pluggable Authentication Modules subsystem). Please consider adding the implemented feature to the trunk/. So user can connect to its transmission-daemon instance using his/her system credentials.

Patch brief: added native user authentication for transmission-daemon. Currently Linux only.

Version to apply: trunk@13057


  • The main reason for me for this feature was an ability to maintain easily access for running transmission daemon.
  • PAM authentication is enabled through rpc-native-authentication-enabled cfg keyword. It was called 'native-authentication' since for other OS`s the ways to authenticate user differ from PAM.
  • To make PAM authentication work correctly, transmission-daemon instance must be added to 'shadow' group to be able read '/etc/shadow' file if authentication is made over


  • Easy maintain user access to transmission-daemon
  • Transparent authentication: thanks to PAM configurability authentication can be performed even via LDAP (as example).

Attachments (2)

native-auth-rpc-support.patch (17.4 KB) - added by andrew.sichevoi 11 years ago. (8.4 KB) - added by andrew.sichevoi 11 years ago.
Patches to add native RPC authentication support file-by-file

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Change History (4)

Changed 11 years ago by andrew.sichevoi

Changed 11 years ago by andrew.sichevoi

Patches to add native RPC authentication support file-by-file

comment:1 Changed 11 years ago by jordan

  • Resolution set to invalid
  • Status changed from new to closed

Thanks very much for the patches; they look good.

However, this is not a feature that anyone else has ever asked for. I'm hesitant to add more code -- even free, good code -- for a feature that doesn't appear to have many potential users.

comment:2 Changed 11 years ago by Elbandi

jordan: could you make a wiki page to collect this patches? It would be good, if someone need a feature - but you dont want to include to T -, they can easy search them.

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