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Karthi_India 07-11-2007 10:11 PM

user deny using pam
Hi All,

Can anybody help me to know...

How to make nologin user using pam?

Thanks in advance!



macemoneta 07-11-2007 10:41 PM

Why not just:

usermod -L -s /sbin/nologin

Karthi_India 07-11-2007 10:53 PM

Hi macemoneta,

Thanks, Can u tell me how to make it nologin user using PAM?

macemoneta 07-11-2007 11:02 PM

You want to prevent a user from login in, correct? As root, just issue the command:

usermod -L -s /sbin/nologin someuser

where 'someuser' is the userid. The user will not be permitted to login.

Karthi_India 07-11-2007 11:15 PM

Hi macemoneta,

Thanks, Can we deny any user login by editing the file /etc/pam.d/login?

Is that possible? pls give me any idea.



macemoneta 07-12-2007 08:17 AM

It's possible to use pam to limit logins, but you do that by editing /etc/security/access.conf. The file is normally just commented documentation - read it and you will learn how to use it.

However, using that method can completely lock you out of a system (including root access). I don't recommend it. If you are going to try anyway, make sure you have a bootable recovery disk available to correct errors.

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