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NAME

       sd-login - APIs for tracking logins

SYNOPSIS

       #include <systemd/sd-login.h>

       pkg-config --cflags --libs libsystemd

DESCRIPTION

       sd-login.h provides APIs to introspect and monitor seat, login session and user status
       information on the local system.

       See Multi-Seat on Linux[1] for an introduction into multi-seat support on Linux, the
       background for this set of APIs.

       Note that these APIs only allow purely passive access and monitoring of seats, sessions
       and users. To actively make changes to the seat configuration, terminate login sessions,
       or switch session on a seat you need to utilize the D-Bus API of systemd-logind, instead.

       These functions synchronously access data in /proc, /sys/fs/cgroup and /run. All of these
       are virtual file systems, hence the runtime cost of the accesses is relatively cheap.

       It is possible (and often a very good choice) to mix calls to the synchronous interface of
       sd-login.h with the asynchronous D-Bus interface of systemd-logind. However, if this is
       done you need to think a bit about possible races since the stream of events from D-Bus
       and from sd-login.h interfaces such as the login monitor are asynchronous and not ordered
       against each other.

       If the functions return string arrays, these are generally NULL terminated and need to be
       freed by the caller with the libc free(3) call after use, including the strings referenced
       therein. Similarly, individual strings returned need to be freed, as well.

       As a special exception, instead of an empty string array NULL may be returned, which
       should be treated equivalent to an empty string array.

       See sd_pid_get_session(3), sd_uid_get_state(3), sd_session_is_active(3),
       sd_seat_get_active(3), sd_get_seats(3), sd_login_monitor_new(3) for more information about
       the functions implemented.

NOTES

       These APIs are implemented as a shared library, which can be compiled and linked to with
       the libsystemd pkg-config(1) file.

SEE ALSO

       systemd(1), sd_pid_get_session(3), sd_uid_get_state(3), sd_session_is_active(3),
       sd_seat_get_active(3), sd_get_seats(3), sd_login_monitor_new(3), sd-daemon(3), pkg-
       config(1)

NOTES

        1. Multi-Seat on Linux
           http://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Software/systemd/multiseat