The pam_ck_connector PAM module registers a login session with the
system-wide ConsoleKit daemon. This PAM module should be used with
caution; only local login managers such as login(1) should use this.
Since the ConsoleKit daemon can accept both an tty and an X11 display
the normal parameters set by PAM are not always useful.
An application can therefore override these with the PAM environment
variables CKCON_TTY, CKCON_X11_DISPLAY and CKCON_X11_DISPLAY_DEVICE
(the application should remember to unset these before starting the
Also note that the ConsoleKit daemon may reject registration attempts
if the given set of data are inconsistent with each other. More more
information, see the ConsoleKit documentation on the
OpenSessionWithParameters() method call on the
org.freedesktop.ConsoleKit.Manager D-Bus interface.
If registration with the ConsoleKit daemon succeeds, this PAM module
will set the environment variable XDG_SESSION_COOKIE which is used to
defined membership of a login session.
This PAM module has the side effect that it creates a connection to the
system message bus that is kept open until the session ends. This is
used by the ConsoleKit daemon to track the life-cycle of the session
and, as such, should the login manager crash, the session will be
Print debug information.
Do not create a session if PAM specifies an X11 display instead of a
pam.conf(5), pam.d(8), pam(8), dbus-daemon(1)
pam_ck_connector was written by David Zeuthen <email@example.com>.
ConsoleKit Manual 02/27/2007 PAM_CK_CONNECTOR(8)
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