The pam_mkhomedir PAM module will create a users home directory if it does not exist when the session begins. This allows users to be present in central database (such as NIS, kerberos or LDAP) without using a distributed file system or pre-creating a large number of directories. The skeleton directory (usually
/etc/skel/) is used to copy default files and also sets a umask for the creation.
The new users home directory will not be removed after logout of the user.
Don't print informative messages.
The user file-creation mask is set to
mask. The default value of mask is 0022.
Indicate an alternative
directory to override the default
MODULE TYPES PROVIDED
module type is provided.
Memory buffer error.
Insufficient credentials to access authentication data.
Not enough permissions to create the new directory or read the skel directory.
User not known to the underlying authentication module.