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.
This page is part of the linux-pam (Pluggable Authentication
Modules for Linux) project. Information about the project can be
found at ⟨http://www.linux-pam.org/⟩. If you have a bug report
for this manual page, see ⟨//www.linux-pam.org/⟩. This page was
obtained from the project's upstream Git repository
⟨https://github.com/linux-pam/linux-pam.git⟩ on 2023-06-23. (At
that time, the date of the most recent commit that was found in
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Linux-PAM Manual 12/16/2022 MKHOMEDIR_HELPER(8)