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authorThorsten Kukuk <>2006-05-29 07:38:03 +0000
committerThorsten Kukuk <>2006-05-29 07:38:03 +0000
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Purpose of commit: new feature Commit summary: --------------- 2006-05-29 Thorsten Kukuk <> * modules/pam_mkhomedir/ Include Make.xml.rules. * modules/pam_mkhomedir/pam_mkhomedir.8.xml: New. * modules/pam_mkhomedir/pam_mkhomedir.8: New, generated from xml file. * modules/pam_mkhomedir/README.xml: New. * modules/pam_mkhomedir/README: Regenerated from xml file.
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+.\" ** You probably do not want to edit this file directly **
+.\" It was generated using the DocBook XSL Stylesheets (version 1.69.1).
+.\" Instead of manually editing it, you probably should edit the DocBook XML
+.\" source for it and then use the DocBook XSL Stylesheets to regenerate it.
+.TH "PAM_MKHOMEDIR" "8" "05/24/2006" "Linux\-PAM Manual" "Linux\-PAM Manual"
+.\" disable hyphenation
+.\" disable justification (adjust text to left margin only) l
+pam_mkhomedir \- PAM module to create users home directory
+.HP 17
+\\fR [silent] [umask=\fImode\fR] [skel=\fIskeldir\fR]
+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 new users home directory will not be removed after logout of the user.
+Don't print informative messages.
+The user file\-creation mask is set to
+\fImode\fR. The default value of umask is 0022.
+Indicate an alternative
+directory to override the default
+Only the
+service is supported.
+Memory buffer error.
+Insufficient credentials to access authentication data.
+Not enough permissions to create the new directory or read the skel directory.
+User not known to the underlying authentication module.
+Environment variables were set.
+Default skel directory
+A sample /etc/pam.d/login file:
+ auth requisite
+ auth sufficient
+ auth required
+ auth required
+ account sufficient
+ account required
+ password required
+ session required skel=/etc/skel/ umask=0022
+ session required
+ session optional
+ session optional standard
+pam_mkhomedir was written by Jason Gunthorpe <>.