NAMEsystemd-logind.service, systemd-logind - Login manager
systemd-logind is a system service that manages user logins. It is responsible for:
- * Keeping track of users and sessions, their processes and their idle state. This is implemented by allocating a systemd slice unit for each user below user.slice, and a scope unit below it for each concurrent session of a user. Also, a per-user service manager is started as system service instance of user@.service for each user logged in.
- * Generating and managing session IDs. If auditing is available and an audit session ID is set for a session already, the session ID is initialized from it. Otherwise, an independent session counter is used.
- * Providing PolicyKit-based access for users to operations such as system shutdown or sleep
- * Implementing a shutdown/sleep inhibition logic for applications
- * Handling of power/sleep hardware keys
- * Multi-seat management
- * Session switch management
- * Device access management for users
- * Automatic spawning of text logins (gettys) on virtual console activation and user runtime directory management
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 m[blue]Multi-Seat on Linuxm
See the m[blue]logind D-Bus API Documentationm
For more information on the inhibition logic see the m[blue]Inhibitor Lock Developer Documentationm
- Multi-Seat on Linux
- logind D-Bus API Documentation
Inhibitor Lock Developer Documentation