pam_lastlog - PAM module to display date of last login and perform inactive
account lock out
[debug] [silent] [never] [nodate] [nohost] [noterm] [nowtmp] [noupdate]
pam_lastlog is a PAM module to display a line of information about the last
login of the user. In addition, the module maintains the /var/log/lastlog
Some applications may perform this function themselves. In such cases, this
module is not necessary.
If the module is called in the auth or account phase, the accounts that were not
used recently enough will be disallowed to log in. The check is not performed
for the root account so the root is never locked out.
Print debug information.
Don't inform the user about any previous
login, just update the /var/log/lastlog file.
If the /var/log/lastlog file does not contain
any old entries for the user, indicate that the user has never previously
logged in with a welcome message.
Don't display the date of the last
Don't display the terminal name on which the
last login was attempted.
Don't indicate from which host the last login
Don't update the wtmp entry.
Don't update any file.
Display number of failed login attempts and
the date of the last failed attempt from btmp. The date is not displayed when
nodate is specified.
This option is specific for the auth or
account phase. It specifies the number of days after the last login of the
user when the user will be locked out by the module. The default value is
module type allows to lock out users which
did not login recently enough. The session
module type is provided for
displaying the information about the last login and/or updating the lastlog
and wtmp files.
Everything was successful.
Internal service module error.
User not known.
User locked out in the auth or account phase
due to inactivity.
There was an error during reading the lastlog
file in the auth or account phase and thus inactivity of the user cannot be
Add the following line to /etc/pam.d/login to display the last login time of an
session required pam_lastlog.so nowtmp
To reject the user if he did not login during the previous 50 days the following
line can be used:
auth required pam_lastlog.so inactive=50
Lastlog logging file
pam_lastlog was written by Andrew G. Morgan <email@example.com>.
Inactive account lock out added by Tomáš Mráz