systemd-logind.service - Man Page

Login manager





systemd-logind is a system service that manages user logins. It is responsible for:

User sessions are registered with logind via the pam_systemd(8) PAM module.

See logind.conf(5) for information about the configuration of this service.

See sd-login(3) for information about the basic concepts of logind such as users, sessions and seats.

See org.freedesktop.login1(5) and org.freedesktop.LogControl1(5) for information about the D-Bus APIs systemd-logind provides.

For more information on the inhibition logic see the Inhibitor Lock Developer Documentation[2].

If you are interested in writing a display manager that makes use of logind, please have look at Writing Display Managers[3]. If you are interested in writing a desktop environment that makes use of logind, please have look at Writing Desktop Environments[4].

See Also

systemd(1), systemd-user-sessions.service(8), loginctl(1), logind.conf(5), pam_systemd(8), sd-login(3)


  1. polkit
  2. Inhibitor Lock Developer Documentation
  3. Writing Display Managers
  4. Writing Desktop Environments

Referenced By

loginctl(1), logind.conf(5), org.freedesktop.login1(5), pam_systemd(8), sd_bus_creds_get_pid(3), sd-login(3), systemd.directives(7), systemd.index(7), systemd-machined.service(8), systemd.slice(5), systemd.special(7), systemd-user-sessions.service(8), termy-setup(1), termy-systemd-setup(1), user@.service(5), xss-lock(1).

The man page systemd-logind(8) is an alias of systemd-logind.service(8).

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