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Top Forums Programming log user off from c prog Post 14673 by acromi on Tuesday 5th of February 2002 01:14:56 AM
Old 02-05-2002
log user off from c prog

ok, heres what i want i need....well want, hehe...

in a program, its a simple menu, i need to log the user running the program off...back to the login prompt. this is not a super user, just a normal account.

i know i could just set the program to be the users login shell..but i'd rather do it this way. im not sure if this is possible. and i know it may not be that secure. but is there a way to do this?

if its not possible from within a c prog, what about from a shell script?

any one? Smilie
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LOGIN(1)						    BSD General Commands Manual 						  LOGIN(1)

login -- authenticate users and set up their session environment SYNOPSIS
login [-Ffps] [-a address] [-h hostname] [user] DESCRIPTION
The login utility logs users (and pseudo-users) into the computer system. If no user is specified, or if a user is specified and authentication of the user fails, login prompts for a user name. Authentication of users is done via passwords. If the user can be authenticated via S/Key, then the S/Key challenge is incorporated in the password prompt. The user then has the option of entering their Kerberos or normal password or the S/Key response. Neither will be echoed. The options are as follows: -a The -a option specifies the address of the host from which the connection was received. It is used by various daemons such as telnetd(8). This option may only be used by the super-user. -F The -F option acts like the -f option, but also indicates to login that it should attempt to rewrite an existing Kerberos 5 creden- tials cache (specified by the KRB5CCNAME environment variable) after dropping permissions to the user logging in. This flag is not supported under pam(8). -f The -f option is used when a user name is specified to indicate that proper authentication has already been done and that no password need be requested. This option may only be used by the super-user or when an already logged in user is logging in as themselves. -h The -h option specifies the host from which the connection was received. It is used by various daemons such as telnetd(8). This option may only be used by the super-user. -p By default, login discards any previous environment. The -p option disables this behavior. -s Require a secure authentication mechanism like Kerberos or S/Key to be used. This flag is not supported under pam(8). If a user other than the superuser attempts to login while the file /etc/nologin exists, login displays its contents to the user and exits. This is used by shutdown(8) to prevent normal users from logging in when the system is about to go down. Immediately after logging a user in, login displays the system copyright notice, the date and time the user last logged in, the message of the day as well as other information. If the file ``.hushlogin'' exists in the user's home directory, all of these messages are suppressed. This is to simplify logins for non-human users. login then records an entry in the wtmp(5) and utmp(5) files, executes site-specific login commands via the ttyaction(3) facility with an action of "login", and executes the user's command interpreter. login enters information into the environment (see environ(7)) specifying the user's home directory (HOME), command interpreter (SHELL), search path (PATH), terminal type (TERM) and user name (both LOGNAME and USER). The user's login experience can be customized using login class capabilities as configured in /etc/login.conf and documented in login.conf(5). The standard shells, csh(1) and sh(1), do not fork before executing the login utility. FILES
/etc/login.conf login class capability database /etc/motd message-of-the-day /etc/nologin disallows non-superuser logins /var/run/utmp list of current logins /var/log/lastlog last login account records /var/log/wtmp login account records /var/mail/user system mailboxes .hushlogin makes login quieter SEE ALSO
chpass(1), newgrp(1), passwd(1), rlogin(1), skey(1), getpass(3), ttyaction(3), login.conf(5), passwd.conf(5), utmp(5), environ(7), kerberos(8), pam(8) HISTORY
A login appeared in Version 6 AT&T UNIX. TRADEMARKS AND PATENTS
S/Key is a trademark of Bellcore. BSD
November 19, 2008 BSD

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