Section: systemd-logind.service (8)
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
See (5) for information about the configuration of this service.
See m[blue]Multi-Seat on Linuxm for an introduction into basic concepts of logind such as users, sessions and seats.
See the m[blue]logind D-Bus API Documentationm for information about the APIs systemd-logind provides.
- Multi-Seat on Linux
- logind D-Bus API Documentation
- Inhibitor Lock Developer Documentation