PAM_LASTLOG(8) Linux-PAM Manual PAM_LASTLOG(8)
pam_lastlog - PAM module to display date of last login and perform inactive account lock out
pam_lastlog.so [debug] [silent] [never] [nodate] [nohost] [noterm] [nowtmp] [noupdate] [showfailed] [inactive=<days>]
pam_lastlog is a PAM module to display a line of information about the last login of the user. In addition, the module maintains the /var/log/lastlog file. Some applications may perform this function themselves. In such cases, this module is not necessary. If the module is called in the auth or account phase, the accounts that were not used recently enough will be disallowed to log in. The check is not performed for the root account so the root is never locked out.
debug Print debug information. silent Don't inform the user about any previous login, just update the /var/log/lastlog file. never If the /var/log/lastlog file does not contain any old entries for the user, indicate that the user has never previously logged in with a welcome message. nodate Don't display the date of the last login. noterm Don't display the terminal name on which the last login was attempted. nohost Don't indicate from which host the last login was attempted. nowtmp Don't update the wtmp entry. noupdate Don't update any file. showfailed Display number of failed login attempts and the date of the last failed attempt from btmp. The date is not displayed when nodate is specified. inactive=<days> This option is specific for the auth or account phase. It specifies the number of days after the last login of the user when the user will be locked out by the module. The default value is 90.
The auth and account module type allows to lock out users which did not login recently enough. The session module type is provided for displaying the information about the last login and/or updating the lastlog and wtmp files.
PAM_SUCCESS Everything was successful. PAM_SERVICE_ERR Internal service module error. PAM_USER_UNKNOWN User not known. PAM_AUTH_ERR User locked out in the auth or account phase due to inactivity. PAM_IGNORE There was an error during reading the lastlog file in the auth or account phase and thus inactivity of the user cannot be determined.
Add the following line to /etc/pam.d/login to display the last login time of an user: session required pam_lastlog.so nowtmp To reject the user if he did not login during the previous 50 days the following line can be used: auth required pam_lastlog.so inactive=50
/var/log/lastlog Lastlog logging file
pam.conf(5), pam.d(5), pam(8)
pam_lastlog was written by Andrew G. Morgan <firstname.lastname@example.org>. Inactive account lock out added by Tomáš Mráz <email@example.com>.
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