Login manager

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A login manager is a login system for Unix and Unix-like operating systems. It comprises a login daemon, a login user interface, and a system for tracking login sessions.[1] When a user tries to log in, the login manager passes the user's credentials to an authentication system.

Since an X display manager is a graphical user interface for login, some people use the terms display manager and login manager synonymously.[2]

systemd, an init daemon for Linux, has an integrated login manager; its login daemon is called logind. systemd's login manager is an alternative to ConsoleKit.

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  1. ^ "Configuring Login Manager". Solaris Common Desktop Environment: Advanced User's and System Administrator's Guide. Palo Alto: Sun Microsystems. 2000. Retrieved 26 July 2013.
  2. ^ "Display Manager". ArchWiki. 23 July 2005. Retrieved 26 July 2013.

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