NAMEpam_env - PAM module to set/unset environment variables
SYNOPSISpam_env.so [debug] [conffile=conf-file] [envfile=env-file] [readenv=0|1] [user_envfile=env-file] [user_readenv=0|1]
DESCRIPTIONThe pam_env PAM module allows the (un)setting of environment variables. Supported is the use of previously set environment variables as well as PAM_ITEMs such as PAM_RHOST. By default rules for (un)setting of variables is taken from the config file /etc/security/pam_env.conf if no other file is specified. This module can also parse a file with simple KEY=VAL pairs on separate lines (/etc/environment by default). You can change the default file to parse, with the envfile flag and turn it on or off by setting the readenv flag to 1 or 0 respectively. Since setting of PAM environment variables can have side effects to other modules, this module should be the last one on the stack.
OPTIONSconffile=/path/to/pam_env.conf Indicate an alternative pam_env.conf style configuration file to override the default. This can be useful when different services need different environments. debug A lot of debug information is printed with syslog(3). envfile=/path/to/environment Indicate an alternative environment file to override the default. This can be useful when different services need different environments. readenv=0|1 Turns on or off the reading of the file specified by envfile (0 is off, 1 is on). By default this option is on. user_envfile=filename Indicate an alternative .pam_environment file to override the default. This can be useful when different services need different environments. The filename is relative to the user home directory. user_readenv=0|1 Turns on or off the reading of the user specific environment file. 0 is off, 1 is on. By default this option is on.
MODULE TYPES PROVIDEDThe auth and session module types are provided.
RETURN VALUESPAM_ABORT Not all relevant data or options could be gotten. PAM_BUF_ERR Memory buffer error. PAM_IGNORE No pam_env.conf and environment file was found. PAM_SUCCESS Environment variables were set.
FILES/etc/security/pam_env.conf Default configuration file /etc/environment Default environment file $HOME/.pam_environment User specific environment file
SEE ALSOpam_env.conf(5), pam.d(5), pam(7).
AUTHORpam_env was written by Dave Kinchlea <email@example.com>. PAM_ENV(8)