PAM_ENV(8) Linux-PAM Manual PAM_ENV(8)
pam_env - PAM module to set/unset environment variables
pam_env.so [debug] [conffile=conf-file] [envfile=env-file] [readenv=0|1] [user_envfile=env-file] [user_readenv=0|1]
The pam_env PAM module allows the (un)setting of environment variables. Supported is the use of previously set environment variables as well as PAM_ITEMs such as PAM_RHOST. By default rules for (un)setting of variables are taken from the config file /etc/security/pam_env.conf. An alternate file can be specified with the conffile option. Second a file (/etc/environment by default) with simple KEY=VAL pairs on separate lines will be read. With the envfile option an alternate file can be specified. And with the readenv option this can be completly disabled. Third it will read a user configuration file ($HOME/.pam_environment by default). The default file file can be changed with the user_envfile option and it can be turned on and off with the user_readenv option. Since setting of PAM environment variables can have side effects to other modules, this module should be the last one on the stack.
conffile=/path/to/pam_env.conf Indicate an alternative pam_env.conf style configuration file to override the default. This can be useful when different services need different environments. debug A lot of debug information is printed with syslog(3). envfile=/path/to/environment Indicate an alternative environment file to override the default. The syntax are simple KEY=VAL pairs on separate lines. The export instruction can be specified for bash compatibility, but will be ignored. This can be useful when different services need different environments. readenv=0|1 Turns on or off the reading of the file specified by envfile (0 is off, 1 is on). By default this option is on. user_envfile=filename Indicate an alternative .pam_environment file to override the default.The syntax is the same as for /etc/environment. The filename is relative to the user home directory. This can be useful when different services need different environments. user_readenv=0|1 Turns on or off the reading of the user specific environment file. 0 is off, 1 is on. By default this option is on.
The auth and session module types are provided.
PAM_ABORT Not all relevant data or options could be gotten. PAM_BUF_ERR Memory buffer error. PAM_IGNORE No pam_env.conf and environment file was found. PAM_SUCCESS Environment variables were set.
/etc/security/pam_env.conf Default configuration file /etc/environment Default environment file $HOME/.pam_environment User specific environment file
pam_env.conf(5), pam.d(5), pam(8), environ(7).
pam_env was written by Dave Kinchlea <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
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Pages that refer to this page: runuser(1), su(1), pam_env.conf(5), systemd.exec(5), environ(7)