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Original author(s) Dag-Erling Smørgrav
Developer(s) NAI Labs
Stable release
Resedacea / April 30, 2017 (2017-04-30)
Written in C
Operating system BSD, Linux, macOS et al.
License Modified BSD

OpenPAM is a BSD-licensed implementation of PAM used by FreeBSD, NetBSD, DragonFly BSD[1] and macOS (starting with Snow Leopard),[2] and offered as an alternative to Linux PAM in certain Linux distributions.

OpenPAM was developed for the FreeBSD Project by Dag-Erling Smørgrav and NAI Labs, the Security Research Division of Network Associates, Inc. under DARPA/SPAWAR contract N66001-01-C-8035 ("CBOSS"), as part of the DARPA CHATS research program.

On 1 January 2008, OpenPAM was one of eleven projects selected by Coverity for promotion to Rung 2[clarification needed] of their DHS-funded Open Source Hardening Project, which tracks bugs found in open-source software by Coverity's Prevent static program analysis tool.[3][4] On 23 September 2009, OpenPAM was promoted to Rung 3, along with Ruby, Samba and Tor.[5]