pam_lastlog - PAM module to display date of last login and perform inactive
account lock out
pam_lastlog.so [debug] [silent] [never] [nodate]
[nohost] [noterm] [nowtmp] [noupdate] [showfailed] [inactive=<days>]
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.
The module checks LASTLOG_UID_MAX option in /etc/login.defs
and does not update or display last login records for users with UID higher
than its value. If the option is not present or its value is invalid, no
user ID limit is applied.
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. It is
also not performed for users with UID higher than the LASTLOG_UID_MAX
Print debug information.
Don't inform the user about any previous login, just
update the /var/log/lastlog file. This option does not affect display of bad
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 login.
Don't display the terminal name on which the last login
Don't indicate from which host the last login was
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 90.
If the fsize limit is set, this option can be used
to override it, preventing failures on systems with large UID values that lead
lastlog to become a huge sparse file.
The auth and account module type allows one to lock out users who
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
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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Inactive account lock out added by Tomáš Mráz