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RedHat 9 (Linux i386) - man page for pam_timestamp (redhat section 8)

pam_timestamp(8)		  System Administrator's Manual 		 pam_timestamp(8)

NAME
       pam_timestamp - authenticate using cached successful authentication attempts

SYNOPSIS
       auth sufficient /lib/security/pam_timestamp.so
       session optional /lib/security/pam_timestamp.so

DESCRIPTION
       In  a nutshell, pam_timestamp caches successful authentication attempts, and allows you to
       use a recent successful attempt as the basis for authentication.

       When an application opens a session using pam_timestamp, a timestamp file  is  created  in
       the timestampdir directory for the user.  When an application attempts to authenticate the
       user, a pam_timestamp will treat a sufficiently- recent timestamp file as grounds for suc-
       ceeding.

ARGUMENTS
       debug  turns on debugging via syslog(3).

       timestampdir=name
	      tells  pam_timestamp.so where to place and search for timestamp files.  This should
	      match the directory configured for sudo(1) in the sudoers(5) file.

       timestamp_timeout=number
	      tells pam_timestamp.so how long it should treat  timestamp  files  as  valid  after
	      their  last  modification date.  This should match the value configured for sudo(1)
	      in the sudoers(5) file.

       verbose
	      attempt to inform the user when access is granted.

EXAMPLE
       /etc/pam.d/some-config-tool:
       auth  sufficient  /lib/security/pam_timestamp.so  verbose   auth   required     /lib/secu-
       rity/pam_unix.so
       session	required  /lib/security/pam_permit.so  session	optional  /lib/security/pam_time-
       stamp.so

CAVEATS
       Users can get confused when they aren't always asked for passwords when	running  a  given
       program.   Some	users  reflexively begin typing information before noticing that it's not
       being asked for.

SEE ALSO
       pam_timestamp_check(8)

BUGS
       Let's hope not, but if you find any, please email the author.

AUTHOR
       Nalin Dahyabhai <nalin@redhat.com>

Red Hat Linux				    2002/02/07				 pam_timestamp(8)


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