pam_securetty - Limit root login to special devices
pam_securetty is a PAM module that allows root logins only if the user is logging in on a "secure" tty, as defined by the listing in the securetty file. pam_securetty checks at first, if /etc/securetty exists. If not and it was built with vendordir support, it will use <vendordir>/securetty. pam_securetty also checks that the securetty files are plain files and not world writable. It will also allow root logins on the tty specified with console= switch on the kernel command line and on ttys from the /sys/class/tty/console/active.
This module has no effect on non-root users and requires that the application fills in the PAM_TTY item correctly.
For canonical usage, should be listed as a required authentication method before any sufficient authentication methods.
MODULE TYPES PROVIDED¶
Only the auth module type is provided.
auth required pam_securetty.so auth required pam_unix.so
pam_securetty was written by Elliot Lee <firstname.lastname@example.org>.