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
Don't print informative messages.
The user file-creation mask is set to mask. The default value of
mask is 0022.
Indicate an alternative skel directory to override the default
Memory buffer error.
Insufficient credentials to access authentication data.
Not enough permissions to create the new directory or read the
User not known to the underlying authentication module.
Environment variables were set.
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