systemd-logind.service, systemd-logind — Login manager





systemd-logind is a system service that manages user logins. It is responsible for:

User sessions are registered with logind via the pam_systemd(8) PAM module.

See logind.conf(5) for information about the configuration of this service.

See sd-login(3) for information about the basic concepts of logind such as users, sessions and seats.

See the logind D-Bus API Documentation[2] for information about the APIs systemd-logind provides.

For more information on the inhibition logic see the Inhibitor Lock Developer Documentation[3].

See Also

systemd(1), systemd-user-sessions.service(8), loginctl(1), logind.conf(5), pam_systemd(8) sd-login(3)


  1. polkit
  2. logind D-Bus API Documentation
  3. Inhibitor Lock Developer Documentation

Referenced By

loginctl(1), logind.conf(5), pam_systemd(8), sd_bus_creds_get_pid(3), sd-login(3), systemd.directives(7), systemd.index(7), systemd.special(7), systemd-user-sessions.service(8), termy-setup(1), termy-systemd-setup(1), user@.service(5), xss-lock(1).

The man page systemd-logind(8) is an alias of systemd-logind.service(8).

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