PAM_TTY_AUDIT(8)          (06/08/2020)           PAM_TTY_AUDIT(8)

          pam_tty_audit - Enable or disable TTY auditing for specified

 [disable=patterns] [enable=patterns]

          The pam_tty_audit PAM module is used to enable or disable
          TTY auditing. By default, the kernel does not audit input on
          any TTY.

              For each user matching patterns, disable TTY auditing.
              This overrides any previous enable option matching the
              same user name on the command line. See NOTES for
              further description of patterns.

              For each user matching patterns, enable TTY auditing.
              This overrides any previous disable option matching the
              same user name on the command line. See NOTES for
              further description of patterns.

              Set the TTY audit flag when opening the session, but do
              not restore it when closing the session. Using this
              option is necessary for some services that don't fork()
              to run the authenticated session, such as sudo.

              Log keystrokes when ECHO mode is off but ICANON mode is
              active. This is the mode in which the tty is placed
              during password entry. By default, passwords are not
              logged. This option may not be available on older
              kernels (3.9?).

          Only the session type is supported.

              Error reading or modifying the TTY audit flag. See the
              system log for more details.



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          When TTY auditing is enabled, it is inherited by all
          processes started by that user. In particular, daemons
          restarted by an user will still have TTY auditing enabled,
          and audit TTY input even by other users unless auditing for
          these users is explicitly disabled. Therefore, it is
          recommended to use disable=* as the first option for most
          daemons using PAM.

          To view the data that was logged by the kernel to audit use
          the command aureport --tty.

          The patterns are comma separated lists of glob patterns or
          ranges of uids. A range is specified as min_uid:max_uid
          where one of these values can be empty. If min_uid is empty
          only user with the uid max_uid will be matched. If max_uid
          is empty users with the uid greater than or equal to min_uid
          will be matched.

          Please note that passwords in some circumstances may be
          logged by TTY auditing even if the log_passwd is not used.
          For example, all input to an ssh session will be logged -
          even if there is a password being typed into some software
          running at the remote host because only the local TTY state
          affects the local TTY auditing.

          Audit all administrative actions.

              session   required disable=* enable=root

          aureport(8), pam.conf(5), pam.d(5), pam(7)

          pam_tty_audit was written by Miloslav Trma─Ź
          <>. The log_passwd option was added by
          Richard Guy Briggs <>.

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