− Check to see if the default timestamp is valid
[−k] [−d] [target_user]
arguments pam_timestamp_check will check to see if
the default timestamp is valid, or optionally remove it.
Instead of checking the
validity of a timestamp, remove it. This is analogous to
sudo's −k option.
Instead of returning validity
using an exit status, loop indefinitely, polling regularly
and printing the status on standard output.
pam_timestamp_check checks or removes timestamps
generated by pam_timestamp when the user
authenticates as herself. When the user authenticates as a
different user, the name of the timestamp file changes to
accommodate this. target_user allows to specify this
The timestamp is valid.
The binary is not setuid
User is unknown.
Invalid controlling tty.
Timestamp is not valid.
Users can get
confused when they are not always asked for passwords when
running a given program. Some users reflexively begin typing
information before noticing that it is not being asked
auth required pam_unix.so
session optional pam_timestamp.so
timestamp files and
pam.conf(5), pam.d(5), pam(8)
written by Nalin Dahyabhai.