mkhomedir_helper(8) — Linux manual page


MKHOMEDIR_HELPER(8)         Linux-PAM Manual         MKHOMEDIR_HELPER(8)

NAME         top

       mkhomedir_helper - Helper binary that creates home directories

SYNOPSIS         top

       mkhomedir_helper {user} [umask [ path-to-skel [ home_mode ] ]]

DESCRIPTION         top

       mkhomedir_helper is a helper program for the pam_mkhomedir module
       that creates home directories and populates them with contents of
       the specified skel directory.

       The default value of umask is 0022 and the default value of
       path-to-skel is /etc/skel. The default value of home_mode is
       computed from the value of umask.

       The helper is separated from the module to not require direct
       access from login SELinux domains to the contents of user home
       directories. The SELinux domain transition happens when the
       module is executing the mkhomedir_helper.

       The helper never touches home directories if they already exist.

SEE ALSO         top


AUTHOR         top

       Written by Tomas Mraz based on the code originally in
       pam_mkhomedir module.

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Linux-PAM Manual               12/22/2023            MKHOMEDIR_HELPER(8)