pam_mkhomedir


SYNOPSIS
       pam_mkhomedir.so [silent] [umask=mode] [skel=skeldir]

DESCRIPTION
       The pam_mkhomedir PAM module will create a users home directory if it
       does not exist when the session begins. This allows users to be present
       in central database (such as NIS, kerberos or LDAP) without using a
       distributed file system or pre-creating a large number of directories.
       The skeleton directory (usually /etc/skel/) is used to copy default
       files and also sets a umask for the creation.

       The new users home directory will not be removed after logout of the
       user.

OPTIONS
       silent
           Don't print informative messages.

       umask=mask
           The user file-creation mask is set to mask. The default value of
           mask is 0022.

       skel=/path/to/skel/directory
           Indicate an alternative skel directory to override the default
           /etc/skel.

MODULE TYPES PROVIDED
       Only the session module type is provided.

RETURN VALUES
       PAM_BUF_ERR
           Memory buffer error.

       PAM_CRED_INSUFFICIENT
           Insufficient credentials to access authentication data.

       PAM_PERM_DENIED
           Not enough permissions to create the new directory or read the skel
           directory.

       PAM_USER_UNKNOWN
           User not known to the underlying authentication module.

       PAM_SUCCESS
           Environment variables were set.

FILES
       /etc/skel
           Default skel directory

EXAMPLES
       A sample /etc/pam.d/login file:



SEE ALSO
       pam.d(5), pam(7).

AUTHOR
       pam_mkhomedir was written by Jason Gunthorpe <jgg@debian.org>.



Linux-PAM Manual                  06/04/2011                  PAM_MKHOMEDIR(8)
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