NAME | SYNOPSIS | DESCRIPTION | SEE ALSO | NOTES | COLOPHON

SYSTEMD-LOGIND.SERVICE(8)  systemd-logind.service  SYSTEMD-LOGIND.SERVICE(8)

NAME         top

       systemd-logind.service, systemd-logind - Login manager

SYNOPSIS         top

       systemd-logind.service

       /usr/lib/systemd/systemd-logind

DESCRIPTION         top

       systemd-logind is a system service that manages user logins. It is
       responsible for:

       ·   Keeping track of users and sessions, their processes and their
           idle state

       ·   Providing PolicyKit-based access for users to operations such as
           system shutdown or sleep

       ·   Implementing a shutdown/sleep inhibition logic for applications

       ·   Handling of power/sleep hardware keys

       ·   Multi-seat management

       ·   Session switch management

       ·   Device access management for users

       ·   Automatic spawning of text logins (gettys) on virtual console
           activation and user runtime directory management

       User sessions are registered in logind via the pam_systemd(8) PAM
       module.

       See logind.conf(5) for information about the configuration of this
       service.

       See Multi-Seat on Linux[1] for an introduction into basic concepts of
       logind such as users, sessions and seats.

       See the logind D-Bus API Documentation[2] for information about the
       APIs systemd-logind provides.

       For more information on the inhibition logic see the Inhibitor Lock
       Developer Documentation[3].

SEE ALSO         top

       systemd(1), systemd-user-sessions.service(8), loginctl(1),
       logind.conf(5), pam_systemd(8)

NOTES         top

        1. Multi-Seat on Linux
           http://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Software/systemd/multiseat

        2. logind D-Bus API Documentation
           http://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Software/systemd/logind

        3. Inhibitor Lock Developer Documentation
           http://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Software/systemd/inhibit

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