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pam_tty_audit — Enable or disable TTY auditing for specified users
The pam_tty_audit PAM module is used to enable or disable TTY auditing. By
default, the kernel does not audit input on any TTY.
For each user matching patterns, disable TTY auditing. This overrides any
previous enable option matching the same user name on the command line. See
NOTES for further description of patterns.
For each user matching patterns, enable TTY auditing. This overrides any
previous disable option matching the same user name on the command line.
See NOTES for further description of patterns.
Set the TTY audit flag when opening the session, but do not restore it when
closing the session. Using this option is necessary for some services that
don't fork() to run the authenticated session, such as sudo.
Log keystrokes when ECHO mode is off but ICANON mode is active. This is the
mode in which the tty is placed during password entry. By default,
passwords are not logged. This option may not be available on older kernels
When TTY auditing is enabled, it is inherited by all processes started by that
user. In particular, daemons restarted by an user will still have TTY auditing
enabled, and audit TTY input even by other users unless auditing for these
users is explicitly disabled. Therefore, it is recommended to use disable=* as
the first option for most daemons using PAM.
To view the data that was logged by the kernel to audit use the command
The patterns are comma separated lists of glob patterns or ranges of uids. A
range is specified as min_uid:max_uid where one of these values can be empty.
If min_uid is empty only user with the uid max_uid will be matched. If max_uid
is empty users with the uid greater than or equal to min_uid will be matched.
Audit all administrative actions.
session required pam_tty_audit.so disable=* enable=root
pam_tty_audit was written by Miloslav Trmač <firstname.lastname@example.org>. The log_passwd
option was added by Richard Guy Briggs <email@example.com>.