pam_localuser is a PAM module to help implementing site-wide login policies, where they typically include a subset of the network's users and a few accounts that are local to a particular workstation. Using pam_localuser and pam_wheel or pam_listfile is an effective way to restrict access to either local users and/or a subset of the network's users.
This could also be implemented using pam_listfile.so and a very short awk script invoked by cron, but it's common enough to have been separated out.
Print debug information.
Use a file other than
MODULE SERVICES PROVIDED
services are supported.
The new localuser was set successfull.
No username was given.
User not known.
Add the following line to
to allow only local users in group wheel to use su.
account sufficient pam_localuser.so
account required pam_wheel.so
Local user account information.
pam_localuser was written by Nalin Dahyabhai <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
- MODULE SERVICES PROVIDED
- RETURN VALUES
- SEE ALSO
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