Thursday, August 4, 2011

/etc/security/login.cfg : AIX - User administration related files

The /etc/security/login.cfg file (see sample image below) is an ASCII file that contains stanzas of configuration information for login and user authentication.
Each stanza has a name, followed by a : (colon). Attributes are in the form Attribute=Value. Each attribute ends with a new-line character, and each stanza ends with an additional new-line character. There are three types of stanzas.

  • port stanza Defines the login characteristics of ports.
  • authentication stanza Defines the authentication methods for users.
  • user configuration stanza Defines programs that change user attributes (usw).

Contents of /etc/security/login.cfg file

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