PAM_LASTLOG

Section: Linux\-PAM Manual (8)
Updated: 06/09/2006
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NAME

pam_lastlog - PAM module to display date of last login  

SYNOPSIS

pam_lastlog.so [debug] [silent] [never] [nodate] [nohost] [noterm] [nowtmp]
 

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.  

OPTIONS

debug
Print debug information.
silent
Don't inform the user about any previous login, just upate 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.
 

MODULE SERVICES PROVIDED

Only the session service is supported.  

RETURN VALUES

PAM_SUCCESS
Everything was successfull.
PAM_SERVICE_ERR
Internal service module error.
PAM_USER_UNKNOWN
User not known.
 

EXAMPLES

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

    session  required  pam_lastlog.so nowtmp
      
 

FILES

/var/log/lastlog
Lastlog logging file
 

SEE ALSO

pam.conf(5), pam.d(8), pam(8)  

AUTHOR

pam_lastlog was written by Andrew G. Morgan <morgan@kernel.org>.


 

Index

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
OPTIONS
MODULE SERVICES PROVIDED
RETURN VALUES
EXAMPLES
FILES
SEE ALSO
AUTHOR

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