pam_mkhomedir

PAM module to create users home directory

SYNOPSIS

pam_mkhomedir.so [silent] [debug] [umask=mode] [skel=skeldir]

DESCRIPTION

The pam_mkhomedir PAM module will create a users home directory if it does not exist when the session begins. This allows users to be present in central database (such as NIS, kerberos or LDAP) without using a distributed file system or pre-creating a large number of directories. The skeleton directory (usually /etc/skel/) is used to copy default files and also sets a umask for the creation.

The new users home directory will not be removed after logout of the user.

OPTIONS

silent

Dont print informative messages.

debug

Turns on debugging via syslog(3).

umask=mask

The user file-creation mask is set to mask. The default value of mask is 0022.

skel=/path/to/skel/directory

Indicate an alternative skel directory to override the default /etc/skel.

MODULE TYPES PROVIDED

Only the session module type is provided.

RETURN VALUES

PAM_BUF_ERR

Memory buffer error.

PAM_PERM_DENIED

Not enough permissions to create the new directory or read the skel directory.

PAM_USER_UNKNOWN

User not known to the underlying authentication module.

PAM_SUCCESS

Environment variables were set.

FILES

/etc/skel

Default skel directory

EXAMPLES

A sample /etc/pam.d/login file:

  auth       requisite   pam_securetty.so
  auth       sufficient  pam_ldap.so
  auth       required    pam_unix.so
  auth       required    pam_nologin.so
  account    sufficient  pam_ldap.so
  account    required    pam_unix.so
  password   required    pam_unix.so
  session    required    pam_mkhomedir.so skel=/etc/skel/ umask=0022
  session    required    pam_unix.so
  session    optional    pam_lastlog.so
  session    optional    pam_mail.so standard
      

SEE ALSO

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

AUTHOR

pam_mkhomedir was written by Jason Gunthorpe <jgg@debian.org>.

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