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.\"     Title: pam_echo
.\"    Author: [see the "AUTHOR" section]
.\" Generator: DocBook XSL Stylesheets v1.79.1 <http://docbook.sf.net/>
.\"      Date: 06/08/2020
.\"    Manual: Linux-PAM Manual
.\"    Source: Linux-PAM Manual
.\"  Language: English
.\"
.TH "PAM_ECHO" "8" "06/08/2020" "Linux-PAM Manual" "Linux-PAM Manual"
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.SH "NAME"
pam_echo \- PAM module for printing text messages
.SH "SYNOPSIS"
.HP \w'\fBpam_echo\&.so\fR\ 'u
\fBpam_echo\&.so\fR [file=\fI/path/message\fR]
.SH "DESCRIPTION"
.PP
The
\fIpam_echo\fR
PAM module is for printing text messages to inform user about special things\&. Sequences starting with the
\fI%\fR
character are interpreted in the following way:
.PP
\fI%H\fR
.RS 4
The name of the remote host (PAM_RHOST)\&.
.RE
.PP
\fI%h\fR
.RS 4
The name of the local host\&.
.RE
.PP
\fI%s\fR
.RS 4
The service name (PAM_SERVICE)\&.
.RE
.PP
\fI%t\fR
.RS 4
The name of the controlling terminal (PAM_TTY)\&.
.RE
.PP
\fI%U\fR
.RS 4
The remote user name (PAM_RUSER)\&.
.RE
.PP
\fI%u\fR
.RS 4
The local user name (PAM_USER)\&.
.RE
.PP
All other sequences beginning with
\fI%\fR
expands to the characters following the
\fI%\fR
character\&.
.SH "OPTIONS"
.PP
\fBfile=\fR\fB\fI/path/message\fR\fR
.RS 4
The content of the file
/path/message
will be printed with the PAM conversion function as PAM_TEXT_INFO\&.
.RE
.SH "MODULE TYPES PROVIDED"
.PP
All module types (\fBauth\fR,
\fBaccount\fR,
\fBpassword\fR
and
\fBsession\fR) are provided\&.
.SH "RETURN VALUES"
.PP
PAM_BUF_ERR
.RS 4
Memory buffer error\&.
.RE
.PP
PAM_SUCCESS
.RS 4
Message was successful printed\&.
.RE
.PP
PAM_IGNORE
.RS 4
PAM_SILENT flag was given or message file does not exist, no message printed\&.
.RE
.SH "EXAMPLES"
.PP
For an example of the use of this module, we show how it may be used to print information about good passwords:
.sp
.if n \{\
.RS 4
.\}
.nf
password optional pam_echo\&.so file=/usr/share/doc/good\-password\&.txt
password required pam_unix\&.so
      
.fi
.if n \{\
.RE
.\}
.sp
.SH "SEE ALSO"
.PP
\fBpam.conf\fR(8),
\fBpam.d\fR(5),
\fBpam\fR(8)
.SH "AUTHOR"
.PP
Thorsten Kukuk <kukuk@thkukuk\&.de>