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PAM_LASTLOG

Section: Linux-PAM Manual (8)

Updated: 09/19/2013

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NAME

pam_lastlog - PAM module to display date of last login and perform inactive account lock out

SYNOPSIS

:pam_lastlog.so [debug] [silent] [never] [nodate] [nohost] [noterm] [nowtmp] [noupdate] [showfailed] [inactive=<days>]

DESCRIPTION

pam_lastlog is a PAM module to display a line of information about the last login of the user. In addition, the module maintains the /var/log/lastlog file.

Some applications may perform this function themselves. In such cases, this module is not necessary.

If the module is called in the auth or account phase, the accounts that were not used recently enough will be disallowed to log in. The check is not performed for the root account so the root is never locked out.

OPTIONS

debug

Print debug information.

silent

Don't inform the user about any previous login, just update the /var/log/lastlog file.

never

If the /var/log/lastlog file does not contain any old entries for the user, indicate that the user has never previously logged in with a welcome message.

nodate

Don't display the date of the last login.

noterm

Don't display the terminal name on which the last login was attempted.

nohost

Don't indicate from which host the last login was attempted.

nowtmp

Don't update the wtmp entry.

noupdate

Don't update any file.

showfailed

Display number of failed login attempts and the date of the last failed attempt from btmp. The date is not displayed when nodate is specified.

inactive=<days>

This option is specific for the auth or account phase. It specifies the number of days after the last login of the user when the user will be locked out by the module. The default value is 90.

MODULE TYPES PROVIDED

The auth and account module type allows to lock out users which did not login recently enough. The session module type is provided for displaying the information about the last login and/or updating the lastlog and wtmp files.

RETURN VALUES

PAM_SUCCESS

Everything was successful.

PAM_SERVICE_ERR

Internal service module error.

PAM_USER_UNKNOWN

User not known.

PAM_AUTH_ERR

User locked out in the auth or account phase due to inactivity.

PAM_IGNORE

There was an error during reading the lastlog file in the auth or account phase and thus inactivity of the user cannot be determined.

EXAMPLES

Add the following line to /etc/pam.d/login to display the last login time of an user:

To reject the user if he did not login during the previous 50 days the following line can be used:

FILES

/var/log/lastlog

Lastlog logging file

SEE ALSO

(5), (5), pam?(7)

AUTHOR

pam_lastlog was written by Andrew G. Morgan <[email protected]>.

Inactive account lock out added by Tomáš Mráz <[email protected]>.


Index

NAME

SYNOPSIS

DESCRIPTION

OPTIONS

MODULE TYPES PROVIDED

RETURN VALUES

EXAMPLES

FILES

SEE ALSO

AUTHOR