pam_timestamp_check

Check to see if the default timestamp is valid

SYNOPSIS

' pam_timestamp_check 'u pam_timestamp_check [ -k] [ -d] [ target_user ]

DESCRIPTION

With no arguments pam_timestamp_check will check to see if the default timestamp is valid, or optionally remove it .

OPTIONS

-k Instead of checking the validity of a timestamp, remove it . This is analogous to sudo (Aqs -k option .

-d Instead of returning validity using an exit status, loop indefinitely, polling regularly and printing the status on standard output .

target_user 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 .

RETURN VALUES

0 The timestamp is valid .

2 The binary is not setuid root .

3 Invalid invocation .

4 User is unknown .

5 Permissions error .

6 Invalid controlling tty .

7 Timestamp is not valid .

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 .

EXAMPLES


.RS 4
auth sufficient pam_timestamp .so verbose auth required pam_unix .so
session required pam_unix .so session optional pam_timestamp .so
.RE

FILES

/var/run/sudo/ . . . timestamp files and directories

SEE ALSO

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

AUTHOR

pam_tally was written by Nalin Dahyabhai .

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