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Manual Pages  — PAM_LOGIN_ACCESS


pam_login_access – login.access PAM module



[service-name] module-type control-flag pam_login_access [options]


The login.access service module for PAM, pam_login_access provides functionality for only one PAM category: account management. In terms of the module-type parameter, this is the "account" feature.

Login.access Account Management Module

The login.access account management component (pam_sm_acct_mgmt()), returns success if and only the user is allowed to log in on the specified tty (in the case of a local login) or from the specified remote host (in the case of a remote login), according to the restrictions listed in login.access(5).


login.access(5), pam.conf(5), pam(8)


The login.access(5) access control scheme was designed and implemented by Wietse Venema.

The pam_login_access module and this manual page were developed for the FreeBSD Project by ThinkSec AS and NAI Labs, the Security Research Division of Network Associates, Inc. under DARPA/SPAWAR contract N66001-01-C-8035 ("CBOSS"), as part of the DARPA CHATS research program.

PAM_LOGIN_ACCESS (8) January 24, 2002

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