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Login manager

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A login manager is a login system for Unix and Unix-like operating systems. [1]

20 relations: Authentication, BSD Authentication, Daemon (computing), Graphical user interface, Init, Linux, Login, Login session, Name Service Switch, Operating system, Palo Alto, California, Passwd, Pluggable authentication module, Sun Microsystems, Systemd, Unix, Unix-like, User (computing), User interface, X display manager (program type).

Authentication

Authentication (from authentikos, "real, genuine", from αὐθέντης authentes, "author") is the act of confirming the truth of an attribute of a single piece of data claimed true by an entity.

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BSD Authentication

BSD Authentication, otherwise known as BSD Auth, is an authentication framework and software API employed by OpenBSD and accompanying software such as OpenSSH.

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Daemon (computing)

In multitasking computer operating systems, a daemon is a computer program that runs as a background process, rather than being under the direct control of an interactive user.

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Graphical user interface

The graphical user interface (GUI), is a type of user interface that allows users to interact with electronic devices through graphical icons and visual indicators such as secondary notation, instead of text-based user interfaces, typed command labels or text navigation.

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Init

In Unix-based computer operating systems, init (short for initialization) is the first process started during booting of the computer system.

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Linux

Linux is a family of free and open-source software operating systems built around the Linux kernel.

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Login

In computer security, logging in (or logging on or signing in or signing on) is the process by which an individual gains access to a computer system by identifying and authenticating themselves.

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Login session

In computing, a login session is the period of activity between a user logging in and logging out of a (multi-user) system.

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Name Service Switch

The Name Service Switch (NSS) is a facility in Unix-like operating systems that provides a variety of sources for common configuration databases and name resolution mechanisms.

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Operating system

An operating system (OS) is system software that manages computer hardware and software resources and provides common services for computer programs.

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Palo Alto, California

Palo Alto is a charter city located in the northwest corner of Santa Clara County, California, in the San Francisco Bay Area of the United States.

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Passwd

passwd is a tool on most Unix and Unix-like operating systems used to change a user's password.

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Pluggable authentication module

A pluggable authentication module (PAM) is a mechanism to integrate multiple low-level authentication schemes into a high-level application programming interface (API).

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Sun Microsystems

Sun Microsystems, Inc. was an American company that sold computers, computer components, software, and information technology services and created the Java programming language, the Solaris operating system, ZFS, the Network File System (NFS), and SPARC.

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Systemd

systemd is a suite of software that provides fundamental building blocks for a Linux operating system.

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Unix

Unix (trademarked as UNIX) is a family of multitasking, multiuser computer operating systems that derive from the original AT&T Unix, development starting in the 1970s at the Bell Labs research center by Ken Thompson, Dennis Ritchie, and others.

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Unix-like

A Unix-like (sometimes referred to as UN*X or *nix) operating system is one that behaves in a manner similar to a Unix system, while not necessarily conforming to or being certified to any version of the Single UNIX Specification.

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User (computing)

A user is a person who utilizes a computer or network service.

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User interface

The user interface (UI), in the industrial design field of human–computer interaction, is the space where interactions between humans and machines occur.

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X display manager (program type)

In the X Window System, an X display manager is a graphical login manager which starts a session on an X server from the same or another computer.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Login_manager

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