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card_eventmgr - PCSC-Lite Event Manager

card_eventmgr(1) PAM-PKCS#11 card_eventmgr(1)

NAME

card_eventmgr - PCSC-Lite Event Manager

SYNTAX

card_eventmgr [debug] [[no]daemon] [timeout=<msecs>] [config_file=<filename>] [kill] [pidfile=<pidfile>]

DESCRIPTION

card_eventmgr is a smart card monitoring tool that listen to the status of the card reader and dispatch actions on several events. card_eventmgr can be used for several actions: like screen lock on card removal.
Three events are supported: card insertion, card removal and timeout on removed card. Actions are specified in a configuration file.

OPTIONS

debug
Enable debugging output.
[no]daemon
Runs in background if daemon or in foreground if nodaemon (default). If debug is unset, the program dettaches itself from the tty.
timeout=<msecs>
Set polling timeout in milliseconds. Defaults to 1000 (1 second).
config_file=<configuration file>
Sets de configuration file. Default value is /etc/pam_pkcs11/card_eventmgr.conf.
pidfile=<pidfile>
Store the card_eventmgr process ID (pid) in the file pidfile.
kill
Read a process id from pidfile and kill that process. You must use the argument pidfile=<pidfile> to use kill.

FILES

/etc/pam_pkcs11/card_eventmgr.conf

EXAMPLES

To run this program the standard way type:

card_eventmgr
Alternatively you can specify options:

card_eventmgr debug nodaemon timeout=500 config_file=$HOME/.card_eventmgr.conf
If you want to start and stop card_eventmgr automatically in an X11 session you can create a ~/.xsession file containing:
# start the card autolock
card_eventmgr pidfile=$HOME/.card_eventmgr.pid
 

# start Gnome or something else
/usr/bin/x-session-manager
 

# kill the card autolock
card_eventmgr kill pidfile=$HOME/.card_eventmgr.pid

BUGS

Some applications like xscreensaver-command may fail due to external events (eg: try to unlock an unlocked session). In this case, the command incorrectly returns error code.

AUTHORS

Juan Antonio Martinez <jonsito@teleline.es>
 
Ludovic Rousseau <ludovic.rousseau@free.fr>

SEE ALSO

pam_pkcs11(8), pkcs11_eventmgr(1), README.eventmgr, PAM-PKCS11 User Manual
Aug 2005 Juan Antonio Martinez