pam_timestamp_check man page

pam_timestamp_check — Check to see if the default timestamp is valid

Synopsis

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's -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

auth sufficient pam_timestamp.so verbose
auth required   pam_unix.so

session required pam_unix.so
session optional pam_timestamp.so

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.

Referenced By

pam-panel-icon(1), pam_timestamp(8).

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