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How to use PAM to restrict user login for certain time

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Hi guys,
I think PAM is used with NIS, by creating users on NIS server and enable client to login to their machines through users created on NIS server (just like windows active directory).

The question is can I use PAM to on local machine (without using NIS)  to restrict users login to linux system for certain time?
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There is a useful guide on this topic over at techrepublic: http://articles.techrepublic.com.com/5100-10878_11-1055269.html
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I have followed all steps, but it has no affect, It is just like nothing been done!!
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Make sure your system-auth-ac loads the correct sub-sections of pam. For example "session".

//jonas
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by:rawandnet
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how to do that?
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Could you post your /etc/pam.d/system-auth-ac ?

//jonas
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content fo /etc/pam.d/system-auth-ac is:
#%PAM-1.0
# This file is auto-generated.
# User changes will be destroyed the next time authconfig is run.
auth        required      pam_env.so
auth        sufficient    pam_unix.so nullok try_first_pass
auth        requisite     pam_succeed_if.so uid >= 500 quiet
auth        required      pam_deny.so

account     required      pam_unix.so
account     sufficient    pam_succeed_if.so uid < 500 quiet
account     required      pam_permit.so

password    requisite     pam_cracklib.so try_first_pass retry=3
password    sufficient    pam_unix.so md5 shadow nullok try_first_pass use_authtok
password    required      pam_deny.so

session     optional      pam_keyinit.so revoke
session     required      pam_limits.so
session     [success=1 default=ignore] pam_succeed_if.so service in crond quiet use_uid
session     required      pam_unix.so

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Well, you need to enable the module (pam_time) in the account section.

Be very careful, this might break things!!! Do not logout of all your shells as root when you try this!!! (and so on...)

Consider yourself warned. ;)

If you have followed the HOWTO mentioned before all you need to enforce this is to add the following to your system-auth-ac in the account section

account  required  pam_time.so

You don't need to restart pam to test this, and be sure to verify thoroughly before you logout of your shells.

//jonas
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Under /etc/pam.d/system-auth-ac I added the highlighted text.
#%PAM-1.0
# This file is auto-generated.
# User changes will be destroyed the next time authconfig is run.
auth        required      pam_env.so
auth        sufficient    pam_unix.so nullok try_first_pass
auth        requisite     pam_succeed_if.so uid >= 500 quiet
auth        required      pam_deny.so
 
account     required      pam_time.so
account     required      pam_unix.so
account     sufficient    pam_succeed_if.so uid < 500 quiet
account     required      pam_permit.so
 
password    requisite     pam_cracklib.so try_first_pass retry=3
password    sufficient    pam_unix.so md5 shadow nis nullok try_first_pass use_authtok
password    required      pam_deny.so
 
session     optional      pam_keyinit.so revoke
session     required      pam_limits.so
session     [success=1 default=ignore] pam_succeed_if.so service in crond quiet use_uid
session     required      pam_unix.so
 


Under /etc/security/time.conf for testing I denied access to all users, including root
*;*;*;!A10000-2400
But still root users and other users can login to the system, why is that?
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Hmm, try to put it under the 'session' part.
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by:rawandnet
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still deoesn't work! put it under

session     optional      pam_keyinit.so revoke
session     required      pam_limits.so
session     [success=1 default=ignore] pam_succeed_if.so service in crond quiet use_uid
session     required      pam_unix.so
account     required      pam_time.so
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cjl7 earned 500 total points
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Sorry, my bad.

You have to change account     required      pam_time.so  to session     required      pam_time.so
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thank you
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