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PAM_MKHOMEDIR(8)                         Linux-PAM Manual                        PAM_MKHOMEDIR(8)

NAME
       pam_mkhomedir - PAM module to create users home directory

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:

             auth       requisite   pam_securetty.so
             auth       sufficient  pam_ldap.so
             auth       required    pam_unix.so
             auth       required    pam_nologin.so
             account    sufficient  pam_ldap.so
             account    required    pam_unix.so
             password   required    pam_unix.so
             session    required    pam_mkhomedir.so skel=/etc/skel/ umask=0022
             session    required    pam_unix.so
             session    optional    pam_lastlog.so
             session    optional    pam_mail.so standard

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

AUTHOR
       pam_mkhomedir was written by Jason Gunthorpe .

Linux-PAM Manual                            09/19/2013                           PAM_MKHOMEDIR(8)

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