pam_nologin(8) — Linux manual page

NAME | SYNOPSIS | DESCRIPTION | OPTIONS | MODULE TYPES PROVIDED | RETURN VALUES | EXAMPLES | NOTES | SEE ALSO | AUTHOR | COLOPHON

PAM_NOLOGIN(8)              Linux-PAM Manual              PAM_NOLOGIN(8)

NAME         top

       pam_nologin - Prevent non-root users from login

SYNOPSIS         top

       pam_nologin.so [file=/path/nologin] [successok]

DESCRIPTION         top

       pam_nologin is a PAM module that prevents users from logging into
       the system when /var/run/nologin or /etc/nologin exists. The
       contents of the file are displayed to the user. The pam_nologin
       module has no effect on the root user's ability to log in.

OPTIONS         top

       file=/path/nologin
           Use this file instead the default /var/run/nologin or
           /etc/nologin.

       successok
           Return PAM_SUCCESS if no file exists, the default is
           PAM_IGNORE.

MODULE TYPES PROVIDED         top

       The auth and acct module types are provided.

RETURN VALUES         top

       PAM_AUTH_ERR
           The user is not root and /etc/nologin exists, so the user is
           not permitted to log in.

       PAM_BUF_ERR
           Memory buffer error.

       PAM_IGNORE
           This is the default return value.

       PAM_SUCCESS
           Success: either the user is root or the nologin file does not
           exist.

       PAM_USER_UNKNOWN
           User not known to the underlying authentication module.

EXAMPLES         top

       The suggested usage for /etc/pam.d/login is:

           auth  required  pam_nologin.so

NOTES         top

       In order to make this module effective, all login methods should
       be secured by it. It should be used as a required method listed
       before any sufficient methods in order to get standard Unix
       nologin semantics. Note, the use of successok module argument
       causes the module to return PAM_SUCCESS and as such would break
       such a configuration - failing sufficient modules would lead to a
       successful login because the nologin module succeeded.

SEE ALSO         top

       nologin(5), pam.conf(5), pam.d(5), pam(8)

AUTHOR         top

       pam_nologin was written by Michael K. Johnson
       <johnsonm@redhat.com>.

COLOPHON         top

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Linux-PAM Manual               04/01/2016                 PAM_NOLOGIN(8)

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