pam_lastlog - PAM module to display date of last login
2. SYNOPSIS ▲
pam_lastlog.so [debug] [silent] [never] [nodate] [nohost] [noterm] [nowtmp] [noupdate] [showfailed]
3. DESCRIPTION ▲
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.
4. OPTIONS ▲
Print debug information.
Don\'t inform the user about any previous login, just update the /var/log/lastlog file.
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.
Don\'t display the date of the last login.
Don\'t display the terminal name on which the last login was attempted.
Don\'t indicate from which host the last login was attempted.
Don\'t update the wtmp entry.
Don\'t update any file.
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.
5. MODULE TYPES PROVIDED ▲
Only the session module type is provided.
6. RETURN VALUES ▲
Everything was successful.
Internal service module error.
User not known.
7. EXAMPLES ▲
Add the following line to /etc/pam.d/login to display the last login time of an user:
session required pam_lastlog.so nowtmp
8. FILES ▲
Lastlog logging file
9. SEE ALSO ▲
pam.conf(5), pam.d(5), pam(7)
10. AUTHOR ▲
pam_lastlog was written by Andrew G. Morgan <>.