nologin

NOLOGIN(5)                 Linux Programmer's Manual                NOLOGIN(5)

NAME
       nologin - prevent unprivileged users from logging into the system

DESCRIPTION
       If  the  file  /etc/nologin exists and is readable, login(1) will allow
       access only to root.  Other users will be shown the  contents  of  this
       file  and  their logins will be refused.  This provides a simple way of
       temporarily disabling all unprivileged logins.

FILES
       /etc/nologin

SEE ALSO
       login(1), shutdown(8)

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Linux                             2017-09-15                        NOLOGIN(5)
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