Files in /etc/pam.d/

Rocky Hotas rockyhotas at
Sun Nov 6 14:53:16 UTC 2016

Hi Mattew,

> Sent: Sunday, November 06, 2016 at 1:14 PM
> From: "Matthew Seaman" <matthew at>
> To: freebsd-questions at
> Subject: Re: Files in /etc/pam.d/
> The 'login' policy covers console logins, and the 'passwd' policy covers
> use of the passwd(1) utility for changing your password.
> services.  The effect of a statement like this:
> session		include		system
> is to substitute the 'session' likes from /etc/pam.d/system

Thank you for your detailed explanation. So, "system" is rather a container for default policies, to be called only where needed. Furthermore, "include" is not one of the 5 control flags listed in the documentation.

> 	Cheers,
> 	Matthew

Bye :)


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