pam_warn — PAM module which logs all PAM items if called



pam_warn is a PAM module that logs the service, terminal, user, remote user and remote host to syslog(3). The items are not probed for, but instead obtained from the standard PAM items. The module always returns PAM_IGNORE, indicating that it does not want to affect the authentication process.


This module does not recognise any options.

Module Types Provided

The auth, account, password and session module types are provided.

Return Values


This module always returns PAM_IGNORE.


# If we don't have config entries for a service, the
# OTHER entries are used. To be secure, warn and deny
# access to everything.
other auth     required
other auth     required
other account  required
other account  required
other password required
other password required
other session  required
other session  required

See Also

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


pam_warn was written by Andrew G. Morgan <>.


05/18/2017 Linux-PAM Manual