pam_motd

PAM_MOTD(8)                    Linux-PAM Manual                    PAM_MOTD(8)



NAME
       pam_motd - Display the motd file

SYNOPSIS
       pam_motd.so [motd=/path/filename]

DESCRIPTION
       pam_motd is a PAM module that can be used to display arbitrary motd
       (message of the day) files after a successful login. By default the
       /etc/motd file is shown. The message size is limited to 64KB.

OPTIONS
       motd=/path/filename
           The /path/filename file is displayed as message of the day.

       motd_dir=/path/dirname.d
           The /path/dirname.d directory is scanned and each file contained
           inside of it is displayed.

       When no options are given, the default is to display both /etc/motd and
       the contents of /etc/motd.d. Specifying either option (or both) will
       disable this default behavior.

MODULE TYPES PROVIDED
       Only the session module type is provided.

RETURN VALUES
       PAM_IGNORE
           This is the only return value of this module.

EXAMPLES
       The suggested usage for /etc/pam.d/login is:

           session  optional  pam_motd.so


       To use a motd file from a different location:

           session  optional  pam_motd.so motd=/elsewhere/motd


       To use a motd file from elsewhere, along with a corresponding .d
       directory:

           session  optional  pam_motd.so motd=/elsewhere/motd motd_dir=/elsewhere/motd.d



SEE ALSO
       motd(5), pam.conf(5), pam.d(5), pam(8)

AUTHOR
       pam_motd was written by Ben Collins <bcollins@debian.org>.

       The motd_dir= option was added by Allison Karlitskaya
       <allison.karlitskaya@redhat.com>.



Linux-PAM Manual                  05/18/2018                       PAM_MOTD(8)