1. NAME

pam_nologin - Prevent non-root users from login

2. SYNOPSIS

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

3. DESCRIPTION

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

4. OPTIONS

file=\fB/path/nologin\fR
    Use this file instead the default /etc/nologin.

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

5. MODULE TYPES PROVIDED

The auth and acct module types are provided.

6. RETURN VALUES

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 /etc/nologin file does not exist.

PAM_USER_UNKNOWN
    User not known to the underlying authentication module.

7. EXAMPLES

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


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auth  required  pam_nologin.so

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8. NOTES

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.

9. SEE ALSO

nologin(5), pam.conf(5), pam.d(5), pam(7)

10. AUTHOR

pam_nologin was written by Michael K. Johnson < >.