Bug 812853 - gdm logins not recorded in lastlog
gdm logins not recorded in lastlog
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gdm (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Ray Strode [halfline]
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2012-04-16 08:48 EDT by John Ellson
Modified: 2015-02-17 09:13 EST (History)
2 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2015-02-17 09:13:42 EST
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patch 6 /etc/pamd.gdm* files (2.47 KB, patch)
2012-04-16 08:52 EDT, John Ellson
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Tracker ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
GNOME Bugzilla 675085 None None None 2012-06-13 17:28:23 EDT

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Description John Ellson 2012-04-16 08:48:14 EDT
Description of problem:
gdm logins not recorded in lastlog.   A user can repeatedly login and logout throughgdm, and last log still show "Never loggid in."   This created a problem for Administrators looking for unused accounts.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. lastlog -u someuser
2. gdm login someuser, and logout again
3. lastlog -u someuser
Actual results:
No updated time of lastlogin

Expected results:
All logins to the system recorded in lastlog

Additional info:
"finger someuser" exhibits the same problem as "lastlog -u someuser"
Comment 1 John Ellson 2012-04-16 08:52:22 EDT
Created attachment 577704 [details]
patch 6 /etc/pamd.gdm* files

Thomas Mraz <tmraz@redhat.com> suggested:
    It might be solvable by adding the line:
         session    required    pam_lastlog.so silent nowtmp
    to the gdm PAM configuration files.

With minimal testing so far, it seems to be working.
Comment 2 John Ellson 2012-06-12 16:03:37 EDT
I don't see this change in the rawhide distribution yet - has it slipped between the cracks?

Its a concern for accurate auditing of userids in production systems.

IMO, It should also be backported to fedora 15, 16 and rhel 5, 6.
Comment 3 Ray Strode [halfline] 2012-06-13 17:25:20 EDT
we're moving the pam config upstream, i'll paste your patch there so it doesn't slip through the cracks
Comment 4 Ray Strode [halfline] 2012-06-13 17:28:23 EDT
Bug about upstreaming PAM config: https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=675085
Comment 5 Fedora End Of Life 2013-04-03 14:10:32 EDT
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 19 development cycle.
Changing version to '19'.

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