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NAME

pam_lastlog - PAM module to display date of last login

CONTENTS

SYNOPSIS

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

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

Dont 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

Dont display the date of the last login.

noterm

Dont display the terminal name on which the last login was attempted.

nohost

Dont indicate from which host the last login was attempted.

nowtmp

Dont update the wtmp entry.

noupdate

Dont 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.

MODULE TYPES PROVIDED

Only the session module type is provided.

RETURN VALUES

PAM_SUCCESS

Everything was successful.

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(5), pam(7)

AUTHOR

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


Linux-PAM Manual PAM_LASTLOG (8) 06/04/2011
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