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Old 08-01-2016, 05:01 PM   #1
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does anybody knows what this means? ptymonitor: pam_unix(login:session): session opened for user root by (uid=0)


Hi, today I got these messages in /var/log/secure that enabled an alert in my monitoring tool:

Aug 1 14:52:02 xxxxxxxxxxxx ptymonitor: pam_unix(login:session): session opened
for user root by (uid=0)
Aug 1 14:52:02 xxxxxxxxxxxx ptymonitor: pam_ck_connector(login:session): cannot
determine display-device
Aug 1 14:52:02 xxxxxxxxxxxx ptymonitor: pam_unix(login:session): session closed
for user root

Does anybody knows what this means?
I don't see any hardware or software failures in the log files.

PD: xxxxxxxxxxxx is the server name

Im using RH 6.5

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Old 08-15-2016, 04:48 PM   #2
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This means you logged in as root. PAM is just logging the logins of root user. It's not an error.
 
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This means you logged in as root. PAM is just logging the logins of root user. It's not an error.
Thank you!
 
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Do those times match with when you logged in? By the way, consider making a common user a sudoer.
 
  


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