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Graphically handles login and authentication

'wdm' combines the functions of a graphical display manager identifying and authenticating a user on a system with some of the functions of a session manager in selecting and starting a window manager. It can also optionally shutdown (reboot or halt) the system. Wdm is a modification of the X11 xdm package for graphically handling authentication and system login. Most of xdm has been preserved with the login interface based on a WINGs implementation using Tom Rothamel's "external greet" interface.

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  • WebAuth
  • Cgipaf


LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
License:GPLv2Janet Casey10 February 2003

Leaders and contributors

See the AUTHORS file in the distribution for a complete list Contributor
Alexey Voinov Maintainer

Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
Debian (Ref)https://tracker.debian.org/pkg/wdm
Bug Tracking,Developer,SupportE-mailmailto:wdm@lrn.ru

Software prerequisites

Required to buildWindowMaker 0.80.2 or later

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 28 February 2018.


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