Authselect is used to manage authentication profiles on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 (and above) based distributions. It replaces the previous authconfig utility that was used on RHEL 7.

Custom Profile[edit | edit source]

Create a new profile by running:

# authselect create-profile arc -b sssd --symlink-meta --symlink-pam

This will create a new profile using sssd as the base template. It will symlink the metadata and pam configuration files. For any files that require changing, you may then make a copy of the file and then edit it.

The new custom profile will be located at /etc/authselect/custom/arc

To apply this profile, run:

# authselect select custom/user-profile