NAMEpam_issue - PAM module to add issue file to user prompt
SYNOPSISpam_issue.so [noesc] [issue=issue-file-name]
DESCRIPTIONpam_issue is a PAM module to prepend an issue file to the username prompt. It also by default parses escape codes in the issue file similar to some common getty's (using \x format). Recognized escapes: \d current day \l name of this tty \m machine architecture (uname -m) \n machine's network node hostname (uname -n) \o domain name of this system \r release number of operating system (uname -r) \t current time \s operating system name (uname -s) \u number of users currently logged in \U same as \u except it is suffixed with "user" or "users" (eg. "1 user" or "10 users") \v operating system version and build date (uname -v)
OPTIONSnoesc Turns off escape code parsing. issue=issue-file-name The file to output if not using the default.
MODULE TYPES PROVIDEDOnly the auth module type is provided.
RETURN VALUESPAM_BUF_ERR Memory buffer error. PAM_IGNORE The prompt was already changed. PAM_SERVICE_ERR A service module error occurred. PAM_SUCCESS The new prompt was set successfully.
EXAMPLESAdd the following line to /etc/pam.d/login to set the user specific issue at login: auth optional pam_issue.so issue=/etc/issue
SEE ALSOpam.conf(5), pam.d(5), pam(7)
AUTHORpam_issue was written by Ben Collins <firstname.lastname@example.org>. PAM_ISSUE(8)