NAME | SYNOPSIS | DESCRIPTION | OPTIONS | MODULE TYPES PROVIDED | RETURN VALUES | FILES | EXAMPLES | SEE ALSO | AUTHOR | COLOPHON

PAM_MKHOMEDIR(8)              Linux-PAM Manual              PAM_MKHOMEDIR(8)

NAME         top

       pam_mkhomedir - PAM module to create users home directory

SYNOPSIS         top

       pam_mkhomedir.so [silent] [umask=mode] [skel=skeldir]

DESCRIPTION         top

       The pam_mkhomedir PAM module will create a users home directory if it
       does not exist when the session begins. This allows users to be
       present in central database (such as NIS, kerberos or LDAP) without
       using a distributed file system or pre-creating a large number of
       directories. The skeleton directory (usually /etc/skel/) is used to
       copy default files and also sets a umask for the creation.

       The new users home directory will not be removed after logout of the
       user.

OPTIONS         top

       silent
           Don't print informative messages.

       umask=mask
           The user file-creation mask is set to mask. The default value of
           mask is 0022.

       skel=/path/to/skel/directory
           Indicate an alternative skel directory to override the default
           /etc/skel.

MODULE TYPES PROVIDED         top

       Only the session module type is provided.

RETURN VALUES         top

       PAM_BUF_ERR
           Memory buffer error.

       PAM_CRED_INSUFFICIENT
           Insufficient credentials to access authentication data.

       PAM_PERM_DENIED
           Not enough permissions to create the new directory or read the
           skel directory.

       PAM_USER_UNKNOWN
           User not known to the underlying authentication module.

       PAM_SUCCESS
           Environment variables were set.

FILES         top

       /etc/skel
           Default skel directory

EXAMPLES         top

       A sample /etc/pam.d/login file:

             auth       requisite   pam_securetty.so
             auth       sufficient  pam_ldap.so
             auth       required    pam_unix.so
             auth       required    pam_nologin.so
             account    sufficient  pam_ldap.so
             account    required    pam_unix.so
             password   required    pam_unix.so
             session    required    pam_mkhomedir.so skel=/etc/skel/ umask=0022
             session    required    pam_unix.so
             session    optional    pam_lastlog.so
             session    optional    pam_mail.so standard

SEE ALSO         top

       pam.d(5), pam(8).

AUTHOR         top

       pam_mkhomedir was written by Jason Gunthorpe <jgg@debian.org>.

COLOPHON         top

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Linux-PAM Manual                 04/01/2016                 PAM_MKHOMEDIR(8)

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