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SYSTEMD-LOGIND.SERVICE

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NAME

systemd-logind.service, systemd-logind - Login manager

SYNOPSIS

systemd-logind.service

/lib/systemd/systemd-logind

DESCRIPTION

systemd-logind is a system service that manages user logins. It is responsible for:

• Keeping track of users and sessions, their processes and their idle state
• Providing PolicyKit-based access for users to operations such as system shutdown or sleep
• Implementing a shutdown/sleep inhibition logic for applications
• Handling of power/sleep hardware keys
• Multi-seat management
• Session switch management
• Device access management for users
• Automatic spawning of text logins (gettys) on virtual console activation and user runtime directory management

User sessions are registered in logind via the pam_systemd?(8) PAM module.

See (5) for information about the configuration of this service.

See m[blue]Multi-Seat on Linuxm[][1] for an introduction into basic concepts of logind such as users, sessions and seats.

See the m[blue]logind D-Bus API Documentationm[][2] for information about the APIs systemd-logind provides.

For more information on the inhibition logic see the m[blue]Inhibitor Lock Developer Documentationm[][3].

SEE ALSO

systemd?(1), (8), loginctl?(1), (5), pam_systemd?(8)

NOTES

1.
Multi-Seat on Linux

:http://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Software/systemd/multiseat

2.
logind D-Bus API Documentation

:http://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Software/systemd/logind

3.
Inhibitor Lock Developer Documentation

:http://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Software/systemd/inhibit


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