PAM password encryption method question

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Last Modified Date : 27/02/2018
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What is the encryption method for passwords used for PAM Client login?
PAM 2.8.x
PAM uses different encryption for each connection type, for e.g. SSH connection. PAM Client to Server connection.

You can find the encryption type used in a PAM Client connection to PAM Server using the following command:

openssl s_client -connect <pamserver>:443

Note you need openssl installed on your machine.

It shows you the certificate being used and also protocol, cipher strength.

You can also copy and paste the certificate into a Notepad file and name it to mycert.cer, double click this file to see the certificate info in graphic form.