pam_timestamp_check - Check to see if the default timestamp is valid
2. SYNOPSIS ▲
pam_timestamp_check [-k] [-d] [target_user]
3. DESCRIPTION ▲
With no arguments pam_timestamp_check will check to see if the default timestamp is valid, or optionally remove it.
4. OPTIONS ▲
Instead of checking the validity of a timestamp, remove it. This is analogous to sudo\'s -k option.
Instead of returning validity using an exit status, loop indefinitely, polling regularly and printing the status on standard output.
By default pam_timestamp_check checks or removes timestamps generated by pam_timestamp when the user authenticates as herself. When the user authenticates as a different user, the name of the timestamp file changes to accommodate this. target_user allows to specify this user name.
5. RETURN VALUES ▲
The timestamp is valid.
The binary is not setuid root.
User is unknown.
Invalid controlling tty.
Timestamp is not valid.
6. NOTES ▲
Users can get confused when they are not always asked for passwords when running a given program. Some users reflexively begin typing information before noticing that it is not being asked for.
7. EXAMPLES ▲
auth sufficient pam_timestamp.so verbose auth required pam_unix.so session required pam_unix.so session optional pam_timestamp.so
8. FILES ▲
timestamp files and directories
9. SEE ALSO ▲
pam_timestamp_check(8), pam.conf(5), pam.d(5), pam(8)
10. AUTHOR ▲
pam_tally was written by Nalin Dahyabhai.