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NOLOGIN(8)						    BSD System Manager's Manual 						NOLOGIN(8)

nologin -- politely refuse a login SYNOPSIS
The nologin utility displays a message that an account is not available and exits non-zero. It is intended as a replacement shell field for accounts that have been disabled. To disable all logins, investigate nologin(5). SEE ALSO
login(1), nologin(5) HISTORY
The nologin utility appeared in 4.4BSD. BSD
June 19, 1993 BSD

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PAM_NOLOGIN(8)						    BSD System Manager's Manual 					    PAM_NOLOGIN(8)

pam_nologin -- NoLogin PAM module SYNOPSIS
[service-name] module-type control-flag pam_nologin [options] DESCRIPTION
The NoLogin service module for PAM, pam_nologin provides functionality for only one PAM category: account management. In terms of the module-type parameter, this is the ``account'' feature. NoLogin Account Management Module The NoLogin account management component, pam_sm_acct_mgmt(), verifies whether logins are administratively disabled via nologin(5). It returns success if the user's login class has an "ignorenologin" capability specified in login.conf(5) or the nologin(5) file does not exist. If neither condition is met, then the contents of nologin(5) are echoed before failure is returned. The location of nologin(5) is specified by a "nologin" capability in login.conf(5), which defaults to /var/run/nologin. The following options may be passed to the module: debug syslog(3) debugging information at LOG_DEBUG level. no_warn suppress warning messages to the user. These messages include reasons why the user's login attempt was declined. SEE ALSO
syslog(3), login.conf(5), nologin(5), pam.conf(5), pam(8) BSD
June 10, 2007 BSD
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